Dexter Gordon Featuring Carl Perkins – Dexter Blows Hot And Cool

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Dexter Blows Hot and Cool is a 1955 album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon.

The Billboard Reviewer noted that Gordon appeared “somewhat mellowed, making little attempt to impress either as a technician or melodic innovator” but that there was “a quiet authority in his forthright, simply tailored style”. Pianist Carl Perkins was lauded as “a newcomer loaded with talent and far-out ideas”.

Track listing:
Silver Plated” (Gordon)
Cry Me a River” (Hamilton)
Rhythm Mad” (Gordon)
Don’t Worry About Me” (Bloom, Koehler)
I Hear Music” (Lane, Losser)
Bonna Rue” (Gordon)
I Should Care” (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)
Blowin’ For Dootsie” (Gordon)
Tenderly” (Gross, Lawrence)

Dexter Gordon — tenor saxophone
Jimmy Robinson — trumpet
Carl Perkins — piano
Leroy Vinnegar — bass
Chuck Thompson — drums


Released:  December 1955
Recorded: November 11-12, 1955
Label: Dooto (1955), Boplicity Records ‎(1984)