I just did a couple updates on the site. Most notable is the addition of a subscription button on the upper right side of the page, just above the blogroll. Submit your email address and you will receive a notification each time a new post is up. I know it’s been a little slow lately, but I hope to have a new record up every 2 or 3 days…
I admit it, my music collection is a bit shy on Dexter Gordon. Of course I knew about him, but for whatever reason I never chased down his recordings or stumbled on them in stores. I’ve had Our Man In Paris for a long time and enjoyed it, but never picked up another CD or LP beyond that. That’s all about to change after getting this nice original copy of Go. What a great record–and a great sound! Gotta be one of the best tenor tones ever–I’m hooked. There is already another CD in the mail and I’m on the lookout for LPs.
Recorded in August 1962 by Rudy Van Gelder, Gordon is joined by Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (bs), and Billy Higgins (dr). This is an original mono pressing.
(Details: Blue Note BLP 4221 mono/New York USA/no deepgroove/”p”/Van Gelder)