A Swingin' Affair

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A Swingin' Affair
A Swingin' Affair (Dexter Gordon).jpg
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released Early October 1964[1]
Recorded August 29, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 38:27
Label Blue Note
BST 84133
Producer Alfred Lion
Dexter Gordon chronology
A Swingin' Affair
Our Man in Paris
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

A Swingin' Affair is a 1962 jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon, recorded two days after his best-known album Go!, and with the same line-up.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soy Califa" (Gordon) – 6:27
  2. "Don't Explain" (Herzog Jr., Holiday) – 6:06
  3. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Brown, Kahn) – 6:34
  4. "The Backbone" (Butch Warren) – 6:48
  5. "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (Cahn, Chaplin, L.E. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols) – 6:49
  6. "McSplivens" (Gordon) – 5:43



  1. ^ Billboard Oct 17, 1964
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 87. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.