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Biting the Apple
Dexter Gordon Quartet
Biting the Apple
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Dexter Gordon Quartet
Title: Biting the Apple
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Video Arts Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 4/2/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4988112416260, 716043108022, 723721857721

CD Reviews

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'.