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Doin All Right
Genres: Jazz, Pop
After spending most of the '50s away from the scene, saxophonist Dexter Gordon entered the recording studio in 1961 to create what became the first in a series of seven incredible albums for Blue Note. On Doin' Allright he... more »
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After spending most of the '50s away from the scene, saxophonist Dexter Gordon entered the recording studio in 1961 to create what became the first in a series of seven incredible albums for Blue Note. On Doin' Allright he proved why the world needed him back. Gordon assuredly embraced the inventive melodicism of Lester Young with the striking harmonies of Charlie Parker. He also mastered the art of quoting other musical passages within a cogent solo. As the reissue proves, the results are timeless, especially on such achingly beautiful ballads as "You've Changed." Although Gordon used a group of studio musicians---rather than his own band---on this date everybody sounds remarkably cohesive. This session also featured then 23-year-old whiz-kid trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. --Aaron Cohen
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Should be subtitled "With Freddie Hubbard"
M J Miller | Park City, UT, USA | 02/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Full of bounce, energy and infectious melody lines, this is my favorite Gordon album. What separates this session from the justifiably popular "Go" and "Our Man in Paris" is the pairing with trumpeter Hubbard. The two sound so good together, it's a pity that this was there only recording date. Although this current release is not a Rudy Van Gelder remaster, it sounds great and is essential for fans of either Hubbard or Gordon."
M J Miller | 08/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Each of Dexter Gordon's Blue Note sessions is magic in their own right. This date, which also features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Horace Parlan on piano, deserves special mention. "I Was Doing All Right" is a swinging, singing, happy and absolutely infectious medium tempo number that exudes joy. "You've Changed" is one of Gordon's most enduring ballad performances. And "Society Red" is one of those classic nocturnal, minor-key Blue Note slow struts that captures the distinctive sound and the attitude of that era."