Gotham City

               Recording Date: 
                     August 11-12, 1980

                     George Benson  G
                     Art Blakey         D 
                     Dexter Gordon  TS 
                     Percy Heath      B 
                     Woody Shaw     TP 
                     Cedar Walton    P


Review by Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was still in pretty good form at the time of this later recording. The veteran great is joined by an all-star rhythm section (pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Art Blakey) along with guest appearances from trumpeter Woody Shaw and guitarist George Benson. Although this boppish set is rather brief (just four songs totalling around 37 minutes), the quality of the solos is quite high.

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