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One Flight Up [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Dexter GordonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 10, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B0002KQO0I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful January 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
My God, that classic, classic bassline to Tanya still resonates in my soul today, these many years later. As well, Dex's blowing on "Darn That Dream" still gets me all emotional and teary to this day.

What happens when you combine one of the greatest ever jazz tenormen along with the most underrated trumpeter this side of Miles ? Pure and utter magic.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Dexter January 31, 2001
By Al W.
Format:Audio CD
This is one of THE all time desert island Blue Note recordings. Though not mentioned as often as titles such as "Blue Train" or "Somethin' Else," this recording presents Dexter's tenor front and center. Great tunes and sympathetic support create subtle tension and release. Some of this music was recently featured at the beginning of Ken Burn's "Jazz" episode 10. I hope this will be re-released as part of Blue Note's RVG series in the near future. Good listening!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't get enough of 'Tanya'! October 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
'Tanya', the first number on this excellent album, runs for 18 minutes. I first heard this tune whilst watching Ken Burn's "Jazz" documentary. It has stuck in my head since then; I simply adore it.

Tanya was written by hard bop trumpeter Donald Byrd, who accompanies Dexter in this performance. They play together to begin with and then each solos through this mesmerizing and hypnotic tune. The splendour of the trumpet and tenor saxophone as instruments is on full display here.

Let's not forget the album includes some of Dexters favourites in the Rhythm section; Kenny Drew on Piano, Art Taylor on Drums and Neils-Hennig Orsted Pedersen on Bass.

An excellent album as a whole, or to listen to 'Tanya' alone.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transcendent heights September 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Stop! Time! Enough! Moratorium! That's what I've been telling myself since CD's started becoming as much of a space and storage problem in my digs as LP's. I don't need another Sonny Stitt record, or for that matter another Van Gelder-engineered Blue Note date. I'm going to sell them on Ebay and donate the proceeds to the Red Cross.

But then I picked up yet another recording by the master storyteller of them all, Mr. Long Tall. This time he's not only one flight above every other musical narrator on the planet: he's delivering his soul-stirring message from Mt. Sinai. Doesn't matter which of the four tracks you single out: Dexter is equally inspired on each, spinning out stories that proceed from one climax to the next, "nailing" you with each carefully aimed musical word. His rhetoric is so compelling it doesn't matter if you recognize all of his serendipitous quotes: they become part of the total fabric of his sermon.

Although this album has acquired a semi-cult following because of Dexter's marathon solo on "Tanya" (hear Kurt Elling's equally amazing transcription on "The Messenger"), his contructions on the alternate harmonies of "Darn That Dream" are no less impressive. And if you need further evidence of Dexter's command, "King Neptune" provides that and more--bassist Nils Orsted Pederson and drummer Art Taylor following the Tower of Power with the hardest swinging sounds on the date.

I only pity a Donald Byrd, a Kenny Drew, or any instrumentalist that has to follow L.T. On the other hand, in air this rarefied it doesn't hurt to have a chance to catch your breath.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dexter is the tits!! September 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As there seems to be little customer praise for this album, with the exception of some inarticulate wino's rantings, let me begin by saying that this is one of the finest blue note albums of the 1960's. The material is superb as the silky themes possess a quiet mystery to them, making this one of the ultimate late night albums. Dex's solos are sick and his searching statements on the title track are reason enough to possess "One Flight Up", which to my mind is Gordon's finest and most underrated album. Dex's cohorts do not dissapoint either as Pedersen, Taylor, and Drew provide rhythm that is both atmospheric and driving. Even Byrd does not disgrace himself as he gives thoughtful solos that are more exciting than usual.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Flight Above the Rest January 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Tenor man Dexter Gordon is joined on this session by Donald Byrd on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and the young Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. This album has become one of my favorites in a very short span of time. The highlight of the set is Donald Byrd's incredible "Tanya". Despite clocking in at just over 18 minutes, this piece never seems to last that long. In fact, I wish it were longer. The main theme is hypnotic and the solos are out of this world. I've been listening to quite a few tenor sax players over the past few months (Mobley, Coltrane, Henderson, Brooks, Shorter, Rollins), but Dexter's tone here is so much heavier here than all of the rest. His lungs must extend to his feet! His solos on "Tanya" and "Coppin' the Havens" are stirring and multi-dimensional.

Donald Byrd proves to be the perfect complement to Dex on this album. His tone is almost as impressive as Gordon's. His first cadence of notes in his solo on "Tanya" gives me chills every time I hear it. Kenny Drew is an amazing pianist and this album merely cemented his status as my favorite ivory tickler. He adds so much to this recording. Art Taylor's solid drumming and fills add nuance to each piece. And Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen provides a full rich bottom end. "Tanya" is by far the standout track, but Kenny Drew's "Coppin' the Havens" is another lengthy masterpiece I can't get enough of. Byrd drops out for the standard "Darn That Dream". The Van Gelder edition also adds "Kong Neptune", a nice Gordon original. The sound of this album is remarkable. The clarity is such that it's like you're sitting in the same room with the musicians.

I don't have the musical language necessary to say as much about this album as I'd like. If you haven't heard it, I implore you to check it out. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS!!!
You will have no regrets! I love this music because it gives me a sense of what music was like back then in the jazz genre. I highly recommend this!
Published 3 months ago by Sondra Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars SPELL BINDING.
This album caught my attention when i thought out of the jazz box, its very groovy for the time and i think its 5 is worthy.
Published 4 months ago by Dan van schayk
4.0 out of 5 stars SOLID DEXTER
DG, ten sx; Donald Byrd, tpt; Kenny Drew, p; Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen, b; Art Taylor, dr.

Dexter Gordon albums from the late fifties and sixties tended to be all of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Keymer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime Jazz
A classic set with some of the great stars of jazz, recorded in Paris in 1964. The whole set is great and the opener, "Tanya", composed by Donald Byrd, is magical. Read more
Published 7 months ago by BPR
5.0 out of 5 stars Gordon and their absolute best
Couldn't agree more with the others about Tanya. Holy Moly guacamole!!! I could listen to this song every day. The 8min solo by DG appears divinely inspired. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kevin David Neese
5.0 out of 5 stars Top draw Dex !!!
Tanya especially , one of Dexter's really stellar blows & that's saying a lot . This long solo has no false or borrowed licks,
but has Dexters' usual logical & organic... Read more
Published 17 months ago by SB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pressing
Heavy vinyl with no signs of warping, arrived in great packaging. Has crystal clear dynamic sound, would highly recommend to anyone.
Published 17 months ago by C. Pavelko
5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderdul jazz artist
Dexter Gordon's music is at some of its best in this album and will be enjoyed by the musician receiving it as a gift.
Published 18 months ago by Sue Ann Shidaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive jazz classic
This album evokes great feeling and says soo much without a single word. I highly recommend playing this album on a high end audiophile system and crank it up.
Published on January 10, 2012 by Biovision
5.0 out of 5 stars One Flight Up is One Step Up
This is Dexter Gordon and Blue Note; always an exciting combination. Here, Dex is working with four very serious hard-boppers (Donald Byrd, Kenny Drew, Neils Orsted Pedersen and... Read more
Published on July 28, 2011 by Jay Brown
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