Tangerine (Dexter Gordon album)

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Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1975
Recorded June 22 & 28, 1972
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 42:36
Label Prestige
PR 10091
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Dexter Gordon chronology

Tangerine is an album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Lindsay Planer of Allmusic states, "It certainly ranks up there as one of Gordon's greats".[2] Derek Taylor reviewed the CD reisssue for All About Jazz in 2000 stating "While this disc isn’t a classic on par with say much of his Blue Note work it still offers up immediate proof of why he resides in the upper echelon of the tenor saxophone hierarchy".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dexter Gordon except as indicated

  1. "Tangerine" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 8:54
  2. "August Blues" - 9:47
  3. "What It Was" - 8:07
  4. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Mercer) - 8:43
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 22 (tracks 1-3) and June 28 (track 4), 1972



  1. ^ Dexter Gordon discography accessed July 18, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 18, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Taylor, D. All About Jazz Review, June 1, 2000