Dexter Gordon : Doin' Allright

Dexter Gordon : Doin' Allright

55.00

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Horace Parlan (piano), George Tucker (bass), Al Harewood (drums)

Recorded in 1961

Blue Note 4077

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

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1 - I Was Doing All Right
2 - You've Changed
3 - For Regulars Only
4 - Society Red
5 - It's You Or No One

Recorded May 6, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Dexter Gordon always played with a melancholy smile in his sound. The joy he felt in playing his tenor saxophone was apparent, as was his huge tone and playful conception. At the time that he recorded Doin' Allright, his very first Blue Note album, Dex had a reason to be smiling. Gordon was making a major comeback after spending several years in prison on a narcotics conviction. After being one of the primary pacesetters among tenors during the bebop era, Dex had been largely forgotten in the 1950s due to several other periods of involuntary incarceration. But after the release of this 1961 album with the young trumpet sensation Freddie Hubbard and the Horace Parlan Trio, Dexter was here to stay. Just listen to him caressing "You've Changed," introducing "Society Red" (which 15 years later would be used in his famous film Round Midnight) and sounding jubilant on "I Was Doing All Right." Dexter Gordon was feeling joyful, feeling healthy and content to let every note tell the story. Doin' Allright is Dexter Gordon creating music for the ages!

 

 

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