Go (Dexter Gordon album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedThird week of December 1962[1]
RecordedAugust 27, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genrehard bop
LabelBlue Note
BST 84112
ProducerAlfred Lion
Dexter Gordon chronology
A Swingin' Affair
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[5]

Go! is a studio album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon featuring Sonny Clark, Butch Warren and Billy Higgins, recorded on August 27, 1962 and released in the same year on Blue Note. According to the liner notes by Ira Gitler, this session was "not recorded in a nightclub performance but, in its informal symmetry, it matches the relaxed atmosphere that the best of those made in that manner engender. Everyone was really together, in all the most positive meanings of that word." It was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs. Since its release, Go! has received very positive reviews from critics, with AllMusic giving it a five star rating. The album was re-released in March 1999 as part of Blue Note's RVG Series, produced by Michael Cuscuna. In 2019, Go! was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[6][7]

Track listing[]

1."Cheese Cake"Dexter Gordon6:33
2."I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry"Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn5:23
3."Second Balcony Jump"Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine7:05
4."Love for Sale"Cole Porter7:40
5."Where Are You?"Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson5:21
6."Three O'Clock in the Morning"Julián Robledo, Dorothy Terriss5:42




  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (15 December 1962). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Down Beat: February 14, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 4
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 87. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 581. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  6. ^ Andrews, Travis M. (March 20, 2019). "Jay-Z, a speech by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and 'Schoolhouse Rock!' among recordings deemed classics by Library of Congress". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ US Library of Congress adds recordings by Cyndi Lauper, Jay-Z and others-YAHOO! News
  8. ^ Summer of '62: Dexter Gordon's GO and A SWINGIN' AFFAIR – Blue Note Records

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