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TAS Recommended! Rated a 'Best Audiophile Label Recording' in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
"A Perfect 10" Highly Recommended Blue Note vinyl
from Wayne Garcia of The Absolute Sound!
TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the August 2008 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful
audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
Dexter Gordon connects immediately with the sublime rhythm section of Kenny
Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on this, his second Blue Note album.
The material ranges from Drew originals to pieces from Gordon’s score for the
Los Angeles production of “The Connection” to stunning performances of the
standards “The End Of A Love Affair” and “Smile”. “Landslide”, Dexter’s tribute
to Harold Land, is added to complete the session.
"... a marvelous sense of presence, life-like clarity, and explosive dynamic pop... ...superior sonics, with a big, open stage, an intesely vibrant, rich, and burnished sax sound, solid bass and piano, exeptionally percussive drums, and ringing cymbals." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, August 2008
"This recording offers a marvelous sense of presence, lifelike clarity, and
explosive dynamic pop, with a big, open stage, an intensely vibrant, rich, and
burnished sax sound, solid bass and piano, exceptionally percussive drums, and
ringing cymbals." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, November 2015
• Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
• Original analog master tapes
• 45 RPM
• Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
• Pressed by RTI
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
1. Soul Sister
2. Modal Mood
3. I Want More
4. End Of A Love Affair
5. Clear The Dex
6. Ernie's Tune