The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of GO! includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Sonny Clark (piano); Butch Warren (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 27, 1962. Originally released on Blue Note (4112). Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal and Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder (1998, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey).
This is part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions series.
Arguably the best of the uniformly excellent sides Gordon cut for Blue Note between 1961 and 1965. The master of bebop tenor saxophone stretches out on six cuts including his own classic "Cheese Cake" and a Latin-tinged version of Cole Porter's "Love for Sale." He also lends his huge tenor sound to gorgeous readings of the ballads "Where Are You" and "I Guess I'll Have to Hang My Tears Out to Dry." Gordon is ably assisted by a dream of a rhythm section featuring Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. GO was recorded in New York just before Gordon began an extended European exile.