Al Cohn – Dexter Gordon - Barry Harris – Louis Hayes – Sam Jones - Blue Mitchell - Sam Noto - True Blue / Silver Blue - Xanadu M
Xanadu Master Edition CD
Producer Don Schlitten conceived this session as a welcomehome for Dexter Gordon, after his 14 year “escape” to jazz “enthusiastic” Europe. It documents a transformative moment, both for Gordon’s career and for the jazz business. The True Blue-Silver Blue sessions were a jam session in the true sense of the word. A true example of cohesion, interplay and soloistic adventurousness displayed by Gordon and his front-liners Al Cohn, Blue Mitchell and Sam Noto. A master class on jam session aesthetics through their inspired instant composing.
1. LADY BIRD 10:59
2. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN 9:30
3. TRUE BLUE 17:38
1. ON THE TRAIL 8:16
2. ALLEN’S ALLEY 13:35
3. SILVER BLUE 19:32
AL COHN, Tenor Saxophone DEXTER GORDON, Tenor Saxophone BLUE MITCHELL, Trumpet SAM NOTO, Trumpet BARRY HARRIS, Piano SAM JONES, Bass LOUIS HAYES, Drums.
Recorded and mixed by Paul Goodman at RCA Studios, New York City, October 22, 1976. Produced & Directed by Don Schlitten Cover Photo: Don Schlitten Reissue Produced for Release by Zev Feldman Executive Producer: Jordi Soley.