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Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up on Vinyl LP - direct audio

Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up on Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 1998


Dexter Gordon One Flight Up on Vinyl LP

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

After gaining experience playing with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, Dexter Gordon became the first tenor-saxophonist to not only master bebop but to develop his own distinctive sound in the new style. He recorded with Dizzy Gillespie and as a leader, and starred in late night jam sessions in Los Angeles with fellow tenors Wardell Gray and Teddy Edwards. After a largely uneventful decade in the 1950s, Gordon made a major comeback in 1961 when he emerged in prime form with a series of releases on the Blue Note label.

1964's One Flight Up served as his sixth effort for Blue Note, recorded with producer Francis Wolff and a quintet rounded out by Donald Byrd (trumpet), Kenny Drew (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) in Paris, France during his years spent living abroad. Free from the restrictions of the American music scene, Gordon and company offer up three extended numbers including the 18-minute "Tanya," 11-minute "Coppin' the Haven" and 7 and a half minute "Darn That Dream." There was no mistaking Dexter Gordon for anyone else, and he always gave the impression that he could play for hours without running out of inventive ideas or personality.

Musicians:

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone)
Donald Byrd (trumpet)
Kenny Drew (piano)
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass
Art Taylor (drums)

Features:

• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Dexter Gordon One Flight Up Track Listing:

1. Tanya
2. Coppin' The Haven
3. Darn That Dream


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