A Swingin' Affair
- DAD 114LP
Down At Dawn presents a reissue of Dexter Gordon's A Swingin' Affair, originally issued in 1962. "Swingin'" is the key word for this great 1962 recording session with the Gordon's tenor saxophone, leading an all-star quartet including Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums). The album opens with the infectious, Afro-Cuban groove of "Soy Califa", featuring the unique Higgins beat, and develops through some high class renditions of romantic standards such as "Don't Explain" and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", plus the dynamic Latin rhythm of Warren's "Backbone".