True Blue (Al Cohn and Dexter Gordon album)

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True Blue
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Studio album by Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon
Released 1976
Recorded October 22, 1976
Genre Jazz
Label Xanadu
136
Producer Don Schlitten
Dexter Gordon chronology
Lullaby for a Monster
(1976)Lullaby for a Monster1976
True Blue
(1976)
Silver Blue
(1976)Silver Blue1976
Al Cohn chronology
Play It Now
(1975) Play It Now1975
True Blue
(1976) True Blue1976
Silver Blue
(1976) Silver Blue1976

True Blue is a jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon and saxophonist Al Cohn, recorded in 1976 for Xanadu Records.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 3½ stars with its review byMichael G. Nastos stating, "True Blue is led in title under the auspices of Dexter Gordon as a welcome home party conducted by Don Schlitten for the expatriate tenor saxophonist in 1976. Essentially a jam session, this very talented septet features a two tenor-two trumpet front line, utilized to emphasize the soloing strength of the horns, not necessarily in joyous shouts or big-band like unison outbursts.".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron) - 10:59
  2. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) - 9:30
  3. "True Blue" (Blue Mitchell) - 17:38[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dexter Gordon discography, accessed May 1, 2014
  2. ^ Xanadu Records discography accessed May 1, 2014
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G.. Allmusic Review, accessed April 29, 2014
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.