18 February 2007
DEXTER GORDON - THE PANTHER
Back with long tall Dexter and a date from 1970 on Prestige.This is best known for the infectious funky title tune "The Panther" penned by Dexter himself.
Here's a review from Scott Yanow:
Although Dexter Gordon contributed three originals to this American session, his renditions of the three standards are most memorable. The great tenor romps on the familiar line of "The Blues Walk," digs into "Body and Soul" (giving this warhorse a fresh new interpretation), and makes a classic statement on "The Christmas Song." With the assistance of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Larry Ridley, and drummer Alan Dawson, Gordon is in typically spirited form on this upbeat set.
Not so easy to track down on vinyl these days -however this made a re-issue on cd in 1998 which is now out of print.