Dexter Gordon records ‘Dexter Calling…’ with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1961)

Dexter Gordon’s ‘Dexter Calling…’ is an album recorded on May 9, 1961 and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Soul Sister (Dexter Gordon) – 07:45 . 2.Modal Mood (Kenny Drew) – 05:23 . 3.I Want More (Dexter Gordon) – 05:20 . 4.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) – 06:53 . 5.Clear The Dex (Kenny Drew) – 04:54 . 6.Ernie’S Tune (Dexter Gordon) – 04:16 . 7.Smile (Charlie Chaplin) – 03:23

Musicians : Dexter Gordon – Tenor Saxophone . Kenny Drew – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Micaela Boland – Art Direction . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes

Recorded On May 9, 1961 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1961 By Blue Note.

(Source Dexter Gordon‘s ‘Dexter Calling…’ | Official Site)


The Guardian
such as the lovely, tremblingand structurally audacious Ernie’s Tune, played with a combined strength and tenderness that even the most skilful contemporary tenor players seem unable to mimic. […]

sundazed @ RateYourMusic
.”Ernie`s Tune” is a notable track..One of the Dex`s best ballad performances and heck one of the most beautiful tenor sax ballad performances I ever heard. […]

his transition from the cool California scene to the hotter music environs of New York City had energized his sound and attitude. […]

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