Joe Gordon – Lookin’ Good! (Full Album)

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Lookin’ Good! is the second and final album led by trumpeter Joe Gordon which was recorded in 1961 and released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Joe Gordon did not live long, only making it to 35. His second of two recordings as a leader (originally released by Contemporary) finds him on the verge of leading his own group. Gordon wrote all eight of the selections and is joined by adventurous but obscure altoist Jimmy Woods, pianist Dick Whittington, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Milt Turner. Although the solos are generally more memorable than the tunes, this is an excellent effort that hints at what might have been had Joe Gordon lived (

Track listing:
All compositions by Joe Gordon

“Terra Firma Irma” – 7:46
“A Song for Richard” – 5:05
“Non-Viennese Waltz Blues” – 4:14
“You’re the Only Girl in the Next World for Me” – 4:05
“Co-Op Blues” – 6:00
“Mariana” – 4:13
“Heleen” – 4:06
“Diminishing” – 5:07

Joe Gordon – trumpet
Jimmy Woods – alto saxophone
Dick Whittington – piano
Jimmy Bond – bass
Milt Turner – drums


Released: 1961
Recorded: July 11, 12 & 18, 1961
Contemporary Records Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length: 40:36
Label: Contemporary
M 3597/S7597
Producer: Lester Koenig