Dexter Gordon A Swingin' Affair on XRCD
Mastered to XRCD by Engineer Alan Yoshida and Producer Joe Harley from Rudy Van Gelder's Original Blue Note 2-Track Analog Tapes
Highest Quality Analog to Digital Transfers from Tape to CD Available!
In 1962, there was no stopping Dexter Gordon. The first great bebop tenor-saxophonist, Gordon came out of Billy Eckstine's big band in 1945 to record classic bop and battle Wardell Gray at jam sessions and in 1962 was in one of his peak periods.
He contributed two songs here (including the heated “Soy Califa”), swings hard on “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” and caresses the melodies of “Don't Explain” and “Until The Real Thing Comes Along.” With his huge tone, witty style and ability to swing at every tempo, Dexter could not be beat when he played the music he loved. A Swingin' Affair, which also features outstanding playing from Sonny Clark and Billy Higgins, is one of his truly great recordings.
Rudy Van Gelder's original Blue Note 2-track analog tapes were meticulously mastered to XRCD by engineer Alan Yoshida and producer Joe Harley. Each XRCD comes with deluxe hard-bound book style packaging with original liner notes and high resolution black & white session photos by Francis Wolff. These are the highest quality analog to digital transfers from tape to CD available. Compatible with all CD players.
Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone)
Sonny Clark (piano)
Butch Warren (bass)
Billy Higgins (drums)
Dexter Gordon A Swingin' Affair Track Listing:
1. Soy Califa
2. Don't Explain
3. You Stepped Out of a Dream
4. The Backbone
5. Until the Real Thing Comes Along