Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright {Blue Note} [xrcd]

Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright {Blue Note} [xrcd]

Hard Bop, Tenor Saxophone/Trumpet

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394 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The title of this Blue Note set, Doin’ Allright, fit perfectly at the time, for tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was making the first of three successful comebacks. Largely neglected during the 1950s, Gordon’s Blue Note recordings (of which this was the first) led to his rediscovery.

The tenor is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Al Harewood for a strong set of music that is highlighted by “You’ve Changed” (which would become a permanent part of Gordon’s repertoire), “Society Red” (a blues later used in the film Round Midnight), and “It’s You or No One.”

01. I was Doing All Right (9:21)
02. You’ve Changed (7:32)
03. For Regulars Only (5:50)
04. Society Red (12:25)
05. It’s You or No One (6:19)
06. I Want More (6:14)
07. For Regulars Only (alternate) (6:21)

Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Horace Parlan – piano
George Tucker – bass
Al Harewood – drums

Doin’ Allright originally released in 1961 on Blue Note Records as BST-84077
Recorded May 6, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder

XRCD24 produced by Joe Harley
Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Ocean Way Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Executive Producer: Robert Bantz
Production Coordinator: Kevin Berg
Art Direction & Design: Scott Warpool

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