Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dexter Gordon Quartet|
Biting the Apple
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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A couple apples short of a bushel
Crowhurst | New York, USA | 06/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Coming only four weeks before Dexter's tour de force 'Homecoming' performance at the Village Vanguard and featuring an all-star rhythm section of Barry Harris, Sam Jones and Al Foster, 'Biting The Apple' is an auspicious affair at face value which unfortunately falls short of it's promise.
'Apple Jump' (I Got Rhythm) and 'I'll Remember April' are toe-tapping enough but 'Skylark' is drowsy and tensionless and the two previously unreleased tracks 'Blue Bossa' and 'Georgia On My Mind' really ought have stayed that way in my opinion. It only really gets into gear on the final track 'A La Modal' thanks in large part to Sam Jones' propulsive walking bass line.
Some Dex SteepleChase albums I would recommend over this one are 'Bouncin' with Dex' and the two live albums with Jackie McLean 'The Source' and 'The Meeting'.