Daddy Plays the Horn

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The Hunt
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1955
Recorded September 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 41:39
Label Bethlehem Archives, Avenue Jazz
Producer Steve Backer, Ralph Bass
Dexter Gordon chronology
The Duel (1947) Daddy Plays the Horn
Dexter Blows Hot and Cool

Daddy Plays the Horn is a 1955 jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Billboard review stated that the album was "not too original, but it swings" and mentioned that Gordon played "some top-flight, Lester Young-inspired tenor here, with a more robust sound than that of the master or most of his other disciples".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Number Four"   (9:08)
  2. "Autumn in New York"   (7:50)
  3. "You Can Depend on Me"   (4:21)
  4. "Daddy Plays the Horn"   (4:51)
  5. "Confirmation"   (6:30)
  6. "Darn That Dream"   (8:59)