Dexter Gordon - Doin' All Right
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!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!
• Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
• Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!
• Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI
• Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
• Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution
Dexter Gordon, tenor sax
Al Harewood, drums
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Horace Parlan, piano
George Tucker, bass
1. I Was Doing All Right
2. You've Changed
3. For Regulars Only
4. Society Red
5. It's You Or No One