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Dexter Gordon - Ballads (1991)

17-07-2015, 14:27
Music | Jazz | Smooth Jazz | FLAC / APE

Dexter Gordon - Ballads (1991)

Artist: Dexter Gordon
Title Of Album: Ballads
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Blue Note Records
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Quality: FLAC (Img,cue,log,scans)/MP3
Bitrate: lossless/320kbps
Total Time: 63:34 min
Total Size: 414 mb/148 mb

Dexter Gordon - Ballads (1991)
01.Darn That Dream
02.Don't Explain
03.I'm a Fool to Want You
04.Ernie's Tune
05.You've Changed
06.Willow Weep For Me
07.Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
08.Body and Soul

Bonus Tracks:
09.Still Time
10.The Peacocks

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone);
Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd (trumpet);
Sonny Clark, Barry Harris, Bud Powell, George Cables, Horace Parlan, Kenny Drew (piano);
Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Paul Chambers, Rufus Reid, Butch Warren, Bob Cranshaw, George Tucker, Pierre Michelot (bass);
Billy Higgins, Philly Joe Jones, Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor, Al Harewood, Eddie Gladden (drums).

BALLADS partially fills this gap and is an excellent introduction to Gordon's tenor artistry. Compiled from a number of mostly '60s Blue Note sessions, these familar standards, including Billie's "Don't Explain" and Sinatra's "I'm A Fool To Want You," are given long and bracing workouts in the modern tenor style. Underrated Gordon might have been, but he was never outdated. The grand finale is an electrifying 16-minute "Body And Soul," recorded live in 1978, which includes a nearly 4-minute unaccompanied cadenza.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between May 6, 1961 and May 27, 1965; CBS Studios, Paris, France on May 23, 1963 and June 2, 1964; live at The Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California on September 16, 1978.

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