April 07, 2009
EMI Music Distribution

Album Review

Basically, this triple-disc is a solid compilation that covers all the years that Dexter Gordon recorded for Blue Note Records: from the early through the mid-'60s, and then the comeback, Live at the Keystone, years later in the '70s, and it includes some of the sides from unreleased albums in the late '60s, as well. The material is all quite even, and the set is beautifully sequenced. The sound is absolutely top-notch. Given the price tag -- even for an import -- this collection is a terrific introduction to the artist, or an excellent addendum for those who only possess the early recordings from the Blue Note years.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Was Doing Allright
  2. You've Changed
  3. Society Red
  4. Landslide
  5. Modal Mood
  6. I Want More
  7. The End of a Love Affair
  8. You Said It
  9. Blue Gardenia
  10. Soul Sister
  11. Where Are You
  12. Cheese Cake
  13. Love for Sale
  14. The Backbone
  15. Soy Califa
  16. Our Love Is Here to Stay
  17. Stairway to the Stars
  18. A Night in Tunisia
  19. Tanya
  20. Kong Neptune
  21. Hanky Panky
  22. Devilette
  23. Jodi
  24. Lady Iris B
  25. Le Coiffeur
  26. Flick of a Trick
  27. Shiny Stockings
  28. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
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