Gettin' Around

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Gettin' Around
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Studio album by
ReleasedMid August 1966[1]
RecordedMay 28-29, 1965
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length41:31 original LP
59:01 CD reissue
LabelBlue Note
BST 84204
ProducerAlfred Lion
Dexter Gordon chronology
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Gettin' Around is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The CD reissue added two additional recordings from the sessions as bonus tracks.


The review in Billboard Magazine called Gordon's playing "cool and hot", especially praising his improvisations on "Heartaches". The support of the rhythm section was said to be "A-1 all the way".[3]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos was less enthusiastic and awarded the album 3½ stars stating "While this is not Gordon's ultimate hard bop date, it is reflective of his cooling out in Europe, adopting a tonal emphasis more under the surface than in your face. It's not essential, but quite enjoyable, and does mark a turning point in his illustrious career".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Manhã de Carnaval" (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Maria) - 8:26
  2. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 5:15
  3. "Heartaches" (Al Hoffman, John Klenner) - 7:46
  4. "Shiny Stockings" (Frank Foster) - 6:18
  5. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" (Howard Greenfield, Jack Keller) - 6:45
  6. "Le Coiffeur" (Dexter Gordon) - 7:01
  7. "Very Saxily Yours" - 6:54 (Onzy Matthews) Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Flick of a Trick" - 10:36 (Ben Tucker) Bonus track on CD reissue

Recorded on May 28 (1, 5-6, 8) and May 29 (2-4, 7), 1965.



  1. ^ Billboard Aug 13, 1966
  2. ^ Dexter Gordon discography accessed November 22, 2010
  3. ^ "Review: Gettin' Around"".Billboard: September 3, 1966.
  4. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed November 22, 2010