Blue Note (Tone Poet) 180-gram LP
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape
Plated and pressed at RTI
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
One of the enduring mysteries of Blue Note history is that superb sessions such as Dexter Gordon's Clubhouse (recorded in 1965) remained unreleased in the vault until the late 1970s. Recorded during the middle of Gordon's 'golden period' career renaissance after he signed with Blue Note in 1961, the tenor saxophone legend is joined by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and the remarkable rhythm section of Barry Harris on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and the great Billy Higgins on drums. Long Tall Dexter's rendition of the Sinatra evergreen "I'm a Fool To Want You" stands as one of his all-time greatest ballad performances.
1. Hanky Panky
2. I'm A Fool To Want You
6. Lady Iris B [Rudy Van Gelder Edition]
Bass - Bob Cranshaw (pistes : A1, A2, B1 to B3)
Drums - Billy Higgins
Lacquer Cut By - KPG*
Liner Notes - Ira Gitler
Mastered By - Kevin Gray
Photography By [Cover, Liner Photographs] - Francis Wolff
Piano - Barry Harris (2)
Producer - Alfred Lion
Recorded By - Rudy Van Gelder
Supervised By [LP Reissue Supervision] - Joe Harley
Tenor Saxophone - Dexter Gordon
Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
Originally released in 1979
Recorded on May 27, 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.