Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was one of the first players of the instrument in the bebop idiom of musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and performance career spanned over 40 years.
One of the outstanding tenor saxophonists in jazz history, and a major figure in bop known for his heavy doses of swing.
DEXTER GORDON is a bop, jazz related soundtracks, cool jazz, progressive big band hard bop music artist. Hard Bop, Bop, Jazz Related Soundtracks, Cool Jazz, Progressive Big Band, United States. Dexter Keith Gordon (1923-1990) was a . jazz tenor saxophonist. Gordon was born on 27th February 1923 in Los Angeles. He became one of the first bebop tenor players to carve out a distinctive style.
Dexter Gordon was one of the top ballad players of the '60s. Having already made his name in the bebop era and as an expatriate in Europe, Gordon returned to the States to record a series of fine Blue Note discs during the first half of the decade. This album is soulful blues, late night kinda jazz. It is one of the albums I always recommend to people, right along with Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" and "Round About Midnight". Dexter Gordon is one of those jazz players that moved to Paris and for years lived as an ex-pat, committing his life to his music. You hear that commitment in his playing, it is some of the best soulful blues. And this CD is one of the best, starting with classics like "Darn That Dream" and going all the way through to "Body and Soul".
Dexter Gordon (LP, Album, RE). Phonic, Who's Who In Jazz. Lionel Hampton And Dexter Gordon. Lionel Hampton And Dexter Gordon - Total Swing Vol. 4 (CD, Album). Lionel Hampton Featuring Dexter Gordon - Seven Come Eleven (CD). Lionel Hampton Presents: Dexter Gordon (CD, Album).
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. View full artist profile.
|1||Daddy Plays The Horn|
|4||A Swingin' Affair|
|5||I Want More|
|8||The Squirrel - Live At Montmartre|
|9||There Will Be Another You|
|10||The Shadow Of Your Smile|