1. Cheese Cake
2. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
3. Second Balcony Jump
4. Love for Sale
5. Where Are You?
6. Three O'Clock in the Morning
Dexter Gordon - GO!
This is without question a desert-island disc for me. Not just one of Dexter's best, but one of the best jazz albums, period. Dexter is a bottomless resevoir of ideas, all seamlessly, brilliantly strung together in that languid, big-sound style of his. He seems so relaxed but this disc swings HARD. Please give recognition to drummer Billy Higgins, whose understated and tasteful style is a big factor in this disc's swing quotient. He always plays the right thing at the right time and scupulously complements the rest of the band. His versatily was amazing too--just think, he also played with Ornette Coleman!
And the ballads, they're lush and poignant. There isn't a soul out there, diehard jazz fan or jazz neophyte, who won't like this disc. It's virtuosic and inviting, sensuous and intelligent, addictive, joyous, and hard-swinging. You can't go wrong with it.