Go (Dexter Gordon album)

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Go!
Go album cover.jpg
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released Third week of December 1962[1]
Recorded August 27, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre hard bop
Length 37:44
Label Blue Note
BST 84112
Producer Alfred Lion
Dexter Gordon chronology
Dexter Calling...
(1961)Dexter Calling...1961
Go!
(1962)
A Swingin' Affair
(1962)A Swingin' Affair1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]
Yahoo! Music(favorable)[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[5]

Go! is a studio album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon featuring Sonny Clark, Butch Warren and Billy Higgins, recorded on August 27, 1962 and released in the same year on Blue Note. According to the liner notes by Ira Gitler, this session was "not recorded in a nightclub performance but, in its informal symmetry, it matches the relaxed atmosphere that the best of those made in that manner engender. Everyone was really together, in all the most positive meanings of that word." It was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs. Since its release, Go! has received very positive reviews from critics, with AllMusic giving it a five star rating. The album was re-released in March 1999 as part of Blue Note's RVG Series, produced by Michael Cuscuna.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cheese Cake"Dexter Gordon6:33
2."I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry"Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn5:23
3."Second Balcony Jump"Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine7:05
4."Love for Sale"Cole Porter7:40
5."Where Are You?"Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson5:21
6."Three o'Clock in the Morning"Julián Robledo, Dorothy Terriss5:42

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (15 December 1962). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Down Beat: February 14, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 4
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ "Yahoo Music". Ca.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 87. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.