Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dexter Blows Hot And Cool

Ace Records’ Boplicity label's opening salvo was Dexter Gordon’s incredible Dexter Blows Hot & Cool album. Gordon was a pioneer of bebop tenor and was crucial in incubating a scene for this new music on the West Coast during the late 40s. His Savoy sides from this period are renowned and his “chase” records with Wardell Gray were eulogised by Jack Kerouac in On The Road. By the mid-50s he had become addicted to heroin, which resulted in him being largely absent from the recording studios. Among the few recordings he made during this period was his Dootone album, on which he was joined by the extremely talented pianist Carl Perkins, whose blues-drenched lines perfectly complemented Gordon’s style.
Dean Rudland

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Dexter Gordon
Blows Hot And Cool


1 Silver Plated (Gordon, Gordon)  4:03
2 Cry Me a River (Hamilton)  3:45
3 Rhythm Mad (Gordon, Gordon)  4:28
4 Don't Worry About Me (Bloom, Koehler)  3:49
5 I Hear Music (Lane, Loesser)  3:40
6 Bonna Rue (Gordon, Gordon)  6:56
7 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  2:45
8 Blowin' for Dootsie (Gordon, Gordon)  5:33
9 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:30


Dexter Gordon - ts
Carl Perkins - p
Jimmy Robinson - tp
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Chuck Thompson - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; November 11 & 12, 1955



Geoffrey Smith said...

WOW! Thanks for this one

jose arboleda said...


Luis said...

Muito Obrigado, Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

Great album!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

steve said...

Hey Mel, I have heard nothing from this period of Dex. Many thanks for the exposure!

Philo said...

This is a real gem! Wonderfully lyrical playing from Gordon, and excellent audio quality. Great work by Nick Robbins on the remaster.

Another outstanding post. Thanks Mel.

dantzig65 said...

Thanks Mel.

Jazzman77 said...

Thank you Mel, this is something special.

rich sims said...

What is the PWord? Please.

jazzcat1228 said...

Excellent stuff. Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!

Fred Archtop said...

Dexter...j'ai toujours eu une immense admiration pour lui. Merci Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Bill said...