Go (Dexter Gordon album)

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

Go! is the tenth studio album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon, 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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cheese Cake"   Dexter Gordon 6:33
2. "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry"   Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 5:23
3. "Second Balcony Jump"   Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine 7:05
4. "Love for Sale"   Cole Porter 7:40
5. "Where Are You?"   Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson 5:21
6. "Three O'Clock in the Morning"   Dorothy Terris, Julian Robledo 5:42



  1. ^ Billboard Dec 15, 1962
  2. ^ Down Beat: February 14, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 4
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 87. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.