The Jumpin' Blues

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The Jumpin' Blues
The Jumpin' Blues.jpg
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1970
Recorded August 27, 1970
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:23
Label Prestige
PR 10020
Producer Don Schlitten
Dexter Gordon chronology
The Chase!
(1970)The Chase!1970
The Jumpin' Blues
The Shadow of Your Smile
(1971)The Shadow of Your Smile1971

The Jumpin' Blues is an album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon which was recorded in 1970 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]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "Although tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon seemed to have been largely forgotten in the U.S. during his long residence in Europe, he was playing in prime form during the period and made occasional trips back to America".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dexter Gordon except as indicated

  1. "Evergreenish" - 6:02
  2. "For Sentimental Reasons" (William Best, Deek Watson) - 6:49
  3. "Star Eyes" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 5:21
  4. "Rhythm-a-Ning" (Thelonious Monk) - 6:51
  5. "If You Could See Me Now" (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) - 6:34
  6. "The Jumpin' Blues" (Jay McShann, Charlie Parker) - 5:46



  1. ^ Dexter Gordon discography accessed March 20, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 20, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.