I think Jazz classics are here to stay on the Hearse, and the next offering comes courtsey of "The Sophisticated Giant," Dexter Gordon, the hippest Californian to grace Blue Note's illustrious roster. Before a embarking on a vacation to Europe that would last fifteen years, Dexter recorded two records for Blue Note within days of each other, they were GO and A Swingin' Affair, arguably his best work. GO is a flawless album that demonstrates perfectly Gordon's unique playing that is both forceful and smooth. It also doesn't hurt that he is joined by the a rhythm section comprised of some of the genre's best session men, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and Sonny Clark on piano. GO also features my personal favorite performance of "Love For Sale," the oft covered Cole Porter standard. Dexter himself claimed, up until his death in 1990, that GO was his favorite in his extensive and quality discography. I am inclined to agree, in fact it easily sits high on the list of one of the greatest hard bop records of all time. Hear for yourself.