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Our Man In Paris Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (21 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0000AC8N4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,965 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ian Thumwood on 28 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first heard this record on Humphrey Lyttelton's radio programme nearly twenty years ago during a period when a lot of classic Blue Note records were being re-released. The track played was the barn-storming version of "Scrapple from the apple" and demonstrated the tenor man on top of his game, no doubt inspired by the cracking rhythm team. It is funny to learn in the liner notes that this disc was originally intended to feature Kenny Drew on piano and a programme of originals. The compositions were not considered good enough and due to the replacement pianist being unable to grasp unfamiliar material,it was decided to put together an album devoted to well known tunes that would not give any difficulty. This led to the creation of this masterpiece where all four musicians play with complete abandon.
Whilst the album "Go" is largely considered to be Gordon's best record from this era, I doubt if it is possible to find two more swinging tracks that the aforementioned "Apple" and "Broadway." Pianist Bud Powell struggles manfully with an out of tune piano, although this does not detract from the album as much as with Hank Mobley's "Roll Call" as his solos are limited. This is clearly Dexter's album - even though he is nearly upstaged by some of Kenny Clarkes' incredible drumming that still sounds remarkably contemporary today.
Other tracks such as a sleezy version of "Willow weep for me" and the beautiful ballad "Strairway to the stars" are hugely enjoyable. Even the old warhouse "A Night in Tunisia " gets a good work-out,Dexter's solo's often interpolating wry quotes from other standards. This CD even comes with two bonus tracks, one of which omits the leader's saxophone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
This 1963 album finds Dexter Gordon in sparkling form. He is backed by Bud Powell on Piano, Pierre Michelot bass and Kenny Clarke drums. Its one of the best sessions Gordon ever recorded and is an essential purchase for any Jazz fan.

Dexter Gordon is in fine form throughout the album. Just take the opening Charlie Parker classic 'Scrapple from the Apple'. The theme is stated and Gordon takes the first solo. Three and a half minutes later he finishes. Theres no apparent repetition here, or use of a stock of standard riffs that you might hear with a lesser musician. Throughout this solo he is inventive using the full range of the Saxophones marvellous palette. The other stand-out track on here for me is his version of 'A Night in Tunisia'. Whether he's throwing in a quote from 'Summertime' or bending notes on this form Gordon was up there with the very best. On a few moments in his solo on Tunisia I was reminded of Coltranes Soprano solos. Whilst there is no doubt that in his early career Gordon was an undoubted influence on Coltrane I wonder if at this stage Gordon was actually being influenced by Coltrane.

Its worth mentioning the appearance of Bud Powell on the album. He was the most important Jazz pianist before Bill Evans arrived in the late 1950's. Sadly he suffered from mental health problems and his playing later in his career (from the late 1950's onwards) could be erratic. On this recording he isn't the whirlwind of 10 years earlier, but his playing is mostly consistent and considered of sufficient standard for 'Like Someone In Love' to be put out as a bonus track on the CD.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William Burn VINE VOICE on 6 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
An earlier reviewer gives a more thorough insight into this album than I can or wish to do, but I will add a thought of my own. This is a wonderful example of great tunes being played by an excellent band, with no eye to excess or showmanship. This album was never intended to be a great work of deep feeling, but it is music to which one can turn time and time again, and from which one can derive enormous amounts of enjoyment.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album showcases Dexter Gordan's smooth but piercing saxophone sound. Recorded among fellow Americans despite the Paris location it is perhaps Gordan's best bop album. His solo on A Night In Tunisia is amazing. It weaves in and around the harmony with consummate ease. Scrapple From The Apple is joyous. A sensitive backing provides the perfect backdrop for this album. This is an album that will suit esoteric and traditional tastes alike such is the musicianship. Strongly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
This excellent quartet album recorded in Paris on May 23, 1963 finds tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon(1923-1990) in exuberant form with a superb rhythm section known as 'The Three Bosses': pianist Bud Powell, bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Kenny Clarke.
At Bud's request the quartet restricted themselves to playing standards and bop classics with the highlights being 'Scrapple From The Apple', 'Stairway To The Stars' and 'A Night In Tunisia'. Bonus tracks are 'Our Love Is Here To Stay' and a trio version of 'Like Someone In Love'.
'Our Man In Paris' contains 50 minutes of exhilarating and hard-swinging bop and is one of Dexter Gordon's essential albums.
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