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Dexter Gordon - Music For Lovers [Recorded 1962-1985] (2006)

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Dexter Gordon - Music For Lovers [Recorded 1962-1985] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 63 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946358331 2 6)

Most of these nine tunes were recorded between 1962 and 1965, with one cut, the final one, taken from a very late date in 1985 with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, and Pierre Michelot. Over the course of his career in jazz, Dexter Gordon became one of its greatest balladeers. These tunes, all standards save one original, showcase him in wonderfully intimate settings, allowing his true singing voice on the horn to shine through and express complex emotions through fairly simple arrangements. "Serenade in Blue" opens the set, and Gordon croons to Sir Charles Thompson's light-fingered chords and ostinati. On "Stairway to the Stars," with Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, and Michelot, Gordon digs into the melody and paints it with deep, resonant colors. The lone Gordon composition, "Jodi," with Freddie Hubbard, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins, is full of Dex's trademark tenderness and gentleness. This is a beautifully sequenced selection, one that plays to the saxophonist's greatest strength.
01. Serenade In Blue
02. Love Locked Out
03. Where Are You?
04. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
05. Stairway To The Stars
06. Jodi
07. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
08. Who Can I Turn To?
09. As Time Goes By


Bass – Butch Warren
Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
Drums – Billy Higgins
Liner Notes – Ira Gitler
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
Piano – Sonny Clark
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Dexter Gordon

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