True Blue (Al Cohn and Dexter Gordon album)

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True Blue
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Released1976
RecordedOctober 22, 1976
Genre Jazz
Label Xanadu
136
Producer Don 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]

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Allmusic awarded the album 3½ stars with its review by Michael 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

  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]

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Dexter Gordon discography, accessed May 1, 2014
  2. Xanadu Records discography accessed May 1, 2014
  3. 1 2 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.