High quality reissue! Quality sound taken from the original master tapes, 180 gram vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork. An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note - first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris, and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass - and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so - and feature a great mix of Blue Note hard bop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's amazing composition "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' the Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream"
Coppin The Heaven
Dark That Dream
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.