Dexter Gordon – Dexter Calling (1961) [Analogue Productions 2008] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Dexter Gordon – Dexter Calling (1961) [APO Remaster 2008]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:59 minutes | Scans included | 1,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 875 MB
Genre: Jazz

Dexter Gordon’s second recording for Blue Note is a solidly swinging affair, yet constantly full of surprises. It’s not unexpected that Gordon’s tenor at this time (1961) was one of the most enjoyable in mainstream jazz, but his transition from the cool California scene to the hotter music environs of New York City had energized his sound and attitude. A first-time pairing with bassist Paul Chambers has something to do with this, but it also inspires pianist Kenny Drew to a great extent, while drummer Philly Joe Jones is his reliable, energetic self, and always works well with Gordon. Where Gordon’s fluent melodic sense is perfectly demonstrated during the simple-as-pie groove waltz “Soul Sister,” the steady, steamy bopper “I Want More,” and the familiar Charlie Chaplin evergreen “Smile,” his sense of expanding the specific line upon soloing is truly remarkable. He constantly keeps the song form in mind, riffing on and on without violating the basic note structures, constantly reharmonizing, shuffling the chords like a card dealer and updating the song form. “The End of a Love Affair” takes this concept into an area where his deep, subtle voice is translated directly into the low-slung voicings of his horn. The remarkable “Modal Mood” combines hard bop with Drew’s three-chord piano repetitions and Gordon’s soulful, simplified sax, while the equally impressive “Clear the Dex” steamrolls the competition as the band — cued by Jones — skillfully pushes or pull tension and release elements, then busts loose into joyous swinging in a true signature tune that is immediately recognizable as only the long, tall tenor man. The sad ballad “Ernie’s Tune” is based on a yin/yang theme via Freddie Redd’s stage play The Connection and the crazy character that ran wild or tame. The excellent band, solid musicianship, and memorable music on every track make this one of the more essential recordings of Gordon’s career.

Tracklist:
01. Soul Sister
02. Modal Mood
03. I Want More
04. The End of A Love Affair
05. Clear The Dex
06. Ernie’s Tune
07. Smile
08. Landslide

Personnel:
Dexter Gordon – tenor sax
Kenny Drew – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

SACD ISO

mqs.link_DexterGrdnDexterCalling1961APRemaster2008SACDIS.part1.rar
mqs.link_DexterGrdnDexterCalling1961APRemaster2008SACDIS.part2.rar

FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz

mqs.link_DexterGrdnDexterCalling1961APRemaster2008FLAC2488.2.rar