Dexter Rides Again

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from three separate sessions from 1945-'47, Dexter Rides Again showcases prime bebop sides Gordon cut for Savoy. His unique adaptation of Charlie Parker's alto conception to the tenor saxophone is displayed throughout, revealing a mix of fluid, hard-toned lines and a vibrato-heavy and vaporous ballad sound. And while Gordon's ballad mastery would come to the fore on his come-back albums for Blue Note in the '60s, the tenor saxophonist primarily sticks to up-tempo material here, a standard for most bebop sets. Abetted by a collective cast including the fine, yet rarely heard trumpeter Leonard Hawkins, baritone saxophonist Leo Parker, pianists Tadd Dameron and Bud ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from three separate sessions from 1945-'47, Dexter Rides Again showcases prime bebop sides Gordon cut for Savoy. His unique adaptation of Charlie Parker's alto conception to the tenor saxophone is displayed throughout, revealing a mix of fluid, hard-toned lines and a vibrato-heavy and vaporous ballad sound. And while Gordon's ballad mastery would come to the fore on his come-back albums for Blue Note in the '60s, the tenor saxophonist primarily sticks to up-tempo material here, a standard for most bebop sets. Abetted by a collective cast including the fine, yet rarely heard trumpeter Leonard Hawkins, baritone saxophonist Leo Parker, pianists Tadd Dameron and Bud Powell, and drummers Max Roach and Art Blakey, Gordon is in top form on a typical collection of self-penned, utility tunes, dispensing of involved head statements in favor of solo space. Standouts include "Dexter's Deck," the lone ballad "I Can't Escape From You," and the jam session number "Settin' The Pace" Gordon recorded many extended cuts like this with fellow bebop tenor star Wardell Gray, and here teams up with Leo Parker for something like a baritone and tenor cutting contest. For those interested in where elements of both Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane's distinct style came from, check out these fine Gordon sides; besides the history lesson on wax, there's a consistent run of top-notch bebop sides to enjoy. For completists, these tracks, plus alternate takes and an excellent session featuring Fats Navarro, are included on Denon's Savoy reissue package, Settin' the Pace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2008
  • Label: Columbia Japan
  • EAN: 4988001012405
  • Catalog Number: 9264

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dexter Gordon Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Tadd Dameron Piano
Leo Parker Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell Piano
Max Roach Drums
Gene Ramey Bass
Art Blakey Drums
Sadik Hakim Piano
Ed Nicholson Drums
Curly Russell Bass
Argonne Thornton Piano
Leonard Hawkins Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Mastering
Leo Robin Composer
H. Alan Stein Liner Notes
Jos. Bottwin Cover Photo
Alan Stein Liner Notes
Richard A. Whiting Composer
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