Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright

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Doin’ Allright is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stating “The title of this Blue Note set, Doin’ Allright, fit perfectly at the time, for tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was making the first of three successful comebacks. Largely neglected during the 1950s, Gordon’s Blue Note recordings (of which this was the first) led to his “rediscovery”.

“Though he first recorded in the late-1940s, Dexter Gordon’s Blue Note debut Doin’ Allright—recorded and released in 1961—marked a rebirth for the great tenor saxophonist after a decade in which drug addiction and legal troubles limited his output. But his Blue Note years put him back on top with a run of essential albums that stand as classics of the jazz canon. Doin’ Allright featured a top flight quintet with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Al Harewood on a set that presented bluesy hard bop originals like “Society Red” and highlighted Gordon’s stunning balladry on the standard “You’ve Changed.” Available on 180g vinyl.” – Editorial Reviews.

Track listing:
All compositions by Dexter Gordon except as indicated
“I Was Doing All Right” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 9:18
“You’ve Changed” (Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer) – 7:26
“For Regulars Only” – 5:45
“Society Red” – 12:21
“It’s You or No One” (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 6:13

Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Horace Parlan – piano
George Tucker – bass
Al Harewood – drums


Released: August 1961
Recorded: May 6, 1961
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 41:03 original LP
Label: Blue Note
BST 84077
Producer: Alfred Lion