Dexter Gordon: Go!
Tenorman Dexter Gordon was on the verge of a 15-year residency in Europe when he recorded this superb 1962 Blue Note date. The album, offering a beautifully balanced program of uptempo swingers and lush ballads, includes one original tune, Dexter’s “Cheese Cake”, and five standards. Dexter’s confident, commanding and resonant tone and interpretative skills are impeccable here; this is his finest hour. Dexter’s quartet include Sonny Clark, Butch Warren and the great drummer Billy Higgins. Total Time: 37 minutes