Coming July 23, 2021
Directly from the Original Master Tapes and Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
Blue Note Records is pleased to present the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of their acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of the label's 80th anniversary in 2019. The Classic Series will once again feature all-analog 180g vinyl pressings in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes and manufactured at Optimal in Germany. The first 16 titles of the Classic Series will focus on the enduring classics of the Blue Note catalog. The Classic Series will be on-going, running alongside the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series which is produced by Joe Harley.
By the time he recorded Go! in 1962, Dexter Gordon had already lived several lifetimes in jazz. He was among the first to adapt the language of bebop to the tenor saxophone in the 1940s, but after a decade in which personal troubles limited his output, he signed with Blue Note in 1961 and began a run of essential albums that marked a rebirth for the tenor giant. Featuring a quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, Go! was a showcase of Gordon's limitless creativity on hard-swinging numbers like his great tune "Cheese Cake" and a sure-footed version of "Love for Sale," as well as his peerless artistry on ballads as evidenced on stunning takes of the standards "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" and "Where Are You."
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone
Sonny Clark, piano
Butch Warren, bass
Billy Higgins, drums
• Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
• All analog 180g vinyl LP
• Mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes
• Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
• Standard packaging