Settin' the Pace [Proper]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
One of the most important yet overlooked figures in jazz is given his due with this amazing four-disc set on Proper. Going for the label's usual bargain-basement rate roughly 20 dollars a pop, Settin' the Pace rounds up 55 of the tenor innovator's bop sides from the latter half of the '40s. Replete with a handsome and bulky booklet full of excellent photos, notes, and sessionographies, this import makes a solid case for Gordon being the key link between early tenor giants like Coleman Hawkins and hard bop upstart Sonny Rollins. Besides that, there's a consistently solid array of classic bop cuts. Whether backing up Billy Eckstine "Blowin' the Blues Away" and Dizzy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
One of the most important yet overlooked figures in jazz is given his due with this amazing four-disc set on Proper. Going for the label's usual bargain-basement rate roughly 20 dollars a pop, Settin' the Pace rounds up 55 of the tenor innovator's bop sides from the latter half of the '40s. Replete with a handsome and bulky booklet full of excellent photos, notes, and sessionographies, this import makes a solid case for Gordon being the key link between early tenor giants like Coleman Hawkins and hard bop upstart Sonny Rollins. Besides that, there's a consistently solid array of classic bop cuts. Whether backing up Billy Eckstine "Blowin' the Blues Away" and Dizzy Gillespie "Groovin' High" or with his own combos "Dexter's Deck", Gordon is in top form throughout. Settin' the Pace, indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 604988991628
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 193,705

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Found a New Baby (4:41)
  2. 2 Rosetta (5:08)
  3. 3 Sweet Lorraine (4:54)
  4. 4 Blowed and Gone (4:44)
  5. 5 Blowing the Blues Away (3:08)
  6. 6 Groovin' High (2:38)
  7. 7 Blue 'N' Boogie (3:01)
  8. 8 Lonesome Lover Blues (2:49)
  9. 9 Last Night (3:03)
  10. 10 Honeysuckle Rose (8:00)
  11. 11 Takin' Off (3:09)
  12. 12 If I Had You (3:03)
  13. 13 The Street Beat (2:34)
  14. 14 Blow Mr. Dexter (2:59)
  15. 15 Dexter's Deck (2:57)
  16. 16 Dexter's Cuttin' Out (3:10)
  17. 17 Dexter's Minor Mad (2:44)
  18. 18 Looking for a Boy (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Long Tall Dexter (3:04)
  2. 2 Dexter Rides Again (3:16)
  3. 3 I Can't Escape from You (3:16)
  4. 4 Dexter Digs In (2:58)
  5. 5 Jump Call (4:14)
  6. 6 Mischievous Lady (2:48)
  7. 7 Lullaby in Rhythm (3:05)
  8. 8 The Chase (6:50)
  9. 9 Chromatic Aberration (3:06)
  10. 10 It's the Talk of the Town (3:24)
  11. 11 Blues Bikini (3:39)
  12. 12 The Hunt (18:26)
  13. 13 Byas a Drink (19:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Disorder at the Border (19:46)
  2. 2 Cherokee (21:39)
  3. 3 After Hours Bop (16:51)
  4. 4 I'll Follow You (2:32)
  5. 5 Bop! (3:04)
  6. 6 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (3:05)
  7. 7 Sweet and Lovely (2:52)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Hornin' In (7:33)
  2. 2 The Duel (5:29)
  3. 3 Settin' the Pace (5:57)
  4. 4 So Easy (2:41)
  5. 5 Dexter's Riff (3:02)
  6. 6 Wee Dot (2:43)
  7. 7 Lion Roars (2:58)
  8. 8 Dexter's Mood (2:54)
  9. 9 Dextrose (2:51)
  10. 10 Index (3:06)
  11. 11 Dextivity (3:02)
  12. 12 Sid's Delight (2:56)
  13. 13 Move (9:57)
  14. 14 Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby (2:54)
  15. 15 Helen's Advice (2:49)
  16. 16 Knockin' Myself Out (2:20)
  17. 17 Airplane Blues (2:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dexter Gordon Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Tony Scott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Ammons Tenor Saxophone
Danny Barker Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Sonny Criss Alto Saxophone
Tadd Dameron Piano
Billy Eckstine Trombone, Vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Jimmy Giuffre Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Helen Humes Vocals
Budd Johnson Alto Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Melba Liston Trombone
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Joe Newman Trumpet
Red Norvo Vibes
Leo Parker Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell Piano
Max Roach Drums
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone
Maxine Sullivan Vocals
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Harry Babasin Bass
Herbie Fields Tenor Saxophone
Neal Hefti Trumpet
Ray Linn Trumpet
Tommy Potter Bass
Chuck Wayne Guitar
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Shorty Rogers Trumpet
Trummy Young Trombone
Connie Kay Drums
Gene Ramey Bass
Taswell Baird Trombone
Benny Carter Trumpet
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Art Blakey Drums
Nelson Boyd Bass
Percy Brice Drums
Jimmy Bunn Piano
Jimmy Butts Bass
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
Nat King Cole Piano
Duke Ellington Piano
Teddy Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Bill Frazier Alto Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Hampton Hawes Piano
J.C. Heard Drums
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Art Mardigan Drums
Shorty McConnell Trumpet
Johnny Miller Bass
Alton Moore Trombone
Ed Nicholson Drums
Chips Outcalt Trombone
Frank Paparelli Piano
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Roy Porter Drums
Curly Russell Bass
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone
John Simmons Bass
Maurice Simon Baritone Saxophone
Stuff Smith Violin
Vernon Smith Trumpet
Chuck Thompson Drums
Argonne Thornton Piano
Gerald Valentine Trombone
Connie Wainwright Guitar
Sonny White Piano
Shadow Wilson Drums
Kai Winding Trombone
Jackie Mills Drums
Al Lucas Bass
Ken Kennedy Drums
Sandy Williams Trombone
Diego Iborra Bongos
Carlos Vidal Bolado Conga
Willard Brown Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Hawkins Trumpet
John Jackson Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Billy Eckstine Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Dexter Gordon Composer
Wardell Gray Composer
Red Norvo Composer
Bud Powell Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Evan Rogers Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Ozzie Cadena Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Gerald Valentine Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Clarence Profit Composer
Joop Visser Liner Notes
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