In 1963, the year when Our Man In Paris was recorded, Dexter Gordon turned 40 and moved to Europe for what would be a dozen-year stay. Gordon had been the first important bebop tenor-saxophonist and a giant of Jazz since 1945. After some time off the scene in the ‘50s, he was signed to Blue Note. He returned with full force, playing with power, wit and his trademark huge sound, creating one masterpiece after another. On Our Man In Paris, he is clearly inspired by the playing of the innovative bebop pianist Bud Powell, himself at the peak of his powers, bassist Pierre Michelot and the pioneering bop drummer Kenny Clarke. Gordon plays chorus after chorus of fresh, swinging ideas on such tunes as “Scrapple From The Apple,” “Broadway” and “A Night In Tunisia,” making these Jazz standards sound as if they were written for him. This blazing bebop date is a constant joy! Musicians: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Features: - Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign - Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums - Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles - First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package - Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price - All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris Track Listing: 1. Scrapple From The Apple 2. Willow Weep For Me 3. Broadway 4. Stairway To The Stars 5. A Night In Tunisia

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