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)