Dexter Gordon - Doin' Alright
LP - Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
The tenor sax legend’s 1961 Blue Note debut. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 6th May 1961.
A rebirth for the jazz icon after a decade in which drug addiction and legal troubles limited his output. Featuring a top-flight quintet including trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. Showcasing bluesy hard-bop originals like ‘Society Red’ and also a famous take on the ballad ‘You’ve Changed’. The classic cover was designed by Reid Miles and photographed by Francis Wolff.
In honor of Blue Note Records’ 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series - curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman featuring 180g vinyl releases with albums spanning the many eras of the label’s history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.
The series launches May 10 with the reissue of 3 remarkable Blue Note debuts—Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, Dexter Gordon Doin’ Allright, and Robert Glasper Canvas—and will continue with 3 albums released each month for the coming year.
The series will be all-analog whenever an analog source is available with Kevin Gray mastering directly from the original master tapes. The albums will be pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal in Germany.