This release includes two complete consecutive 1962 masterpieces by the great Dexter Gordon: Go! (Blue Note BST84112) and A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note BST84133). Both albums were made in the course of the same week and with the exact same quartet, which consisted of Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Gordon wouldn’t record another session with this same formation. Clark died in January of 1963 at the age of 31.
DEXTER GORDON, tenor sax SONNY CLARK, piano BUTCH WARREN, bass BILLY HIGGINS, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, August 27 (tracks 1-6) & August 29 (tracks 7-12), 1962.
[1-6]: Go! ( 5 stars Down Beat Magazine - 5 stars All Music Guide)
[7-12]: A Swingin’ Affair ( 5 stars All Music Guide)
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Cheese Cake
02 I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
03 Second Balcony Jump
04 Love For Sale
05 Where Are You?
06 Three O’clock In The Morning
07 Soy Califa
08 Don’t Explain
09 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
10 The Backbone
11 Until The Real Thing Comes Along
12 Mcsplivens Total Time: 76:12