TAS Recommended! Rated a 'Best Audiophile Label Recording' in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
"A Perfect 10" Highly Recommended Blue Note vinyl from Wayne Garcia of The Absolute Sound!
TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the August 2008 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
Dexter Gordon connects immediately with the sublime rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on this, his second Blue Note album. The material ranges from Drew originals to pieces from Gordons score for the Los Angeles production of The Connection to stunning performances of the standards The End Of A Love Affair and Smile. Landslide, Dexters tribute to Harold Land, is added to complete the session.
"... a marvelous sense of presence, life-like clarity, and explosive dynamic pop... ...superior sonics, with a big, open stage, an intesely vibrant, rich, and burnished sax sound, solid bass and piano, exeptionally percussive drums, and ringing cymbals." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, August 2008
"This recording offers a marvelous sense of presence, lifelike clarity, and explosive dynamic pop, with a big, open stage, an intensely vibrant, rich, and burnished sax sound, solid bass and piano, exceptionally percussive drums, and ringing cymbals." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, November 2015
Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
Original analog master tapes
Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
Pressed by RTI
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
1. Soul Sister
2. Modal Mood
3. I Want More
4. End Of A Love Affair
5. Clear The Dex
6. Ernie's Tune