True Blue (Al Cohn and Dexter Gordon album)

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True Blue
True Blue (Al Cohn and Dexter Gordon album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 22, 1976
ProducerDon Schlitten
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True Blue is a jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon and saxophonist Al Cohn, recorded in 1976 for Xanadu Records.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
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]



  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.