Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton – A Day in Copenhagen {MPS}_24bit88kHz


Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton – A Day in Copenhagen {MPS}_24bit88kHz

Bop, Hard Bop

24bit/88,2kHz, FLAC tracks, Front cover

784 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Unlike many other American expatriates living in Europe, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon always managed to play and record with the top musicians while overseas. This excellent sextet session (with trombonist Slide Hampton, trumpeter Dizzy Reece, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Art Taylor) finds him exploring three Slide Hampton compositions and a trio of standard ballads. The other soloists are fine but Gordon easily dominates the set, playing his brand of hard-driving bop.

01. My Blues (9:08)
02. You don’t Know what Love Is (5:59)
03. A New Thing (5:03)
04. What’s New (8:01)
05. The Shadow of Your Smile (4:58)
06. A Day in Vienna (7:49)

Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
Slide Hampton – trombone, arrangements
Dizzy Reece – trumpet
Kenny Drew – piano
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – bass
Art Taylor – drums

Recorded on March 10, 1969 at Metronome Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Produced by Joachim Berendt
Recording Director: Willi Fruth
Recording Engineer: Birger Swan
Photography by Jan Persson
Liner notes by Joachim Berendt

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