DEXTER GORDON

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Dexter Keith Gordon (1923-1990) was a U.S. 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. He matured into one of the major tenor voices in post-war jazz-- an original player who was perhaps the single strongest influence on the young John Coltrane. He ranks with Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and a dozen or so others as one of the modern masters of the tenor saxophone.

From 1940 to 1980, Dexter Gordon led his own ensembles and played with such jazz greats as Lionel Hampton, Tadd Dameron, Charles Mingus, Louis Armstrong, and Billy Eckstine. He also played with the Fletcher Henderson band in Los Angeles for a few weeks in 1947. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may
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DEXTER GORDON Discography

DEXTER GORDON albums / top albums

DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon Quintet
Bop 1950
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Rides Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Rides Again
Bop 1955
DEXTER GORDON Daddy Plays The Horn (aka Autumn in New York: The Bethlehem Years) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daddy Plays The Horn (aka Autumn in New York: The Bethlehem Years)
Hard Bop 1955
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Blows Hot and Cool album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Dexter Blows Hot and Cool
Bop 1955
DEXTER GORDON The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon
Hard Bop 1960
DEXTER GORDON Doin' Allright album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Doin' Allright
Hard Bop 1961
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Calling... album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Dexter Calling...
Hard Bop 1961
DEXTER GORDON Go album cover 4.44 | 8 ratings
Go
Hard Bop 1962
DEXTER GORDON A Swingin' Affair album cover 4.98 | 3 ratings
A Swingin' Affair
Hard Bop 1962
DEXTER GORDON Our Man in Paris album cover 4.75 | 3 ratings
Our Man in Paris
Hard Bop 1963
DEXTER GORDON One Flight Up album cover 4.83 | 3 ratings
One Flight Up
Hard Bop 1964
DEXTER GORDON Gettin' Around album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Gettin' Around
Hard Bop 1965
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray ‎: The Master Swingers! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray ‎: The Master Swingers!
Bop 1965
DEXTER GORDON A Day In Copenhagen (aka MPS Jazz Time Vol. 12) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Day In Copenhagen (aka MPS Jazz Time Vol. 12)
Hard Bop 1969
DEXTER GORDON The Tower of Power! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tower of Power!
Hard Bop 1969
DEXTER GORDON More Power! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Power!
Hard Bop 1969
DEXTER GORDON The Jumpin' Blues album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Jumpin' Blues
Hard Bop 1970
DEXTER GORDON The Panther! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Panther!
Hard Bop 1970
DEXTER GORDON Ca' Purange album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ca' Purange
Hard Bop 1973
DEXTER GORDON Generation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Generation
Hard Bop 1973
DEXTER GORDON The Apartment album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Apartment
Hard Bop 1975
DEXTER GORDON Stable Mable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stable Mable
Hard Bop 1975
DEXTER GORDON More Than You Know album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Than You Know
Cool Jazz 1975
DEXTER GORDON Tangerine album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Tangerine
Hard Bop 1975
DEXTER GORDON Bouncin' with Dex album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bouncin' with Dex
Hard Bop 1976
DEXTER GORDON True Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
True Blue
Hard Bop 1976
DEXTER GORDON Sophisticated Giant album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sophisticated Giant
Progressive Big Band 1977
DEXTER GORDON Biting the Apple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Biting the Apple
Hard Bop 1977
DEXTER GORDON Manhattan Symphonie album cover 4.86 | 2 ratings
Manhattan Symphonie
Hard Bop 1978
DEXTER GORDON Clubhouse album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Clubhouse
Hard Bop 1979
DEXTER GORDON Landslide album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Landslide
Hard Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Something Different album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Something Different
Hard Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Gotham City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gotham City
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON Resurgence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Resurgence
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON Lullaby For A Monster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lullaby For A Monster
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON Strings & Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strings & Things
Cool Jazz 1981
DEXTER GORDON Jive Fernando album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jive Fernando
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON American Classic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Classic
Hard Bop 1982
DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight (OST) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Round Midnight (OST)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1986
DEXTER GORDON The Other Side of Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Other Side of Round Midnight
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1986
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon - Benny Bailey Quintet ‎: Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon - Benny Bailey Quintet ‎: Round Midnight
Hard Bop 1987

DEXTER GORDON EPs & splits

DEXTER GORDON live albums

DEXTER GORDON Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1
Bop 1952
DEXTER GORDON West Coast Jazz Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
West Coast Jazz Concert
Hard Bop 1957
DEXTER GORDON Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso (aka Our Man In Amsterdam) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso (aka Our Man In Amsterdam)
Hard Bop 1971
DEXTER GORDON The Monmartre Collection Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Monmartre Collection Vol. 1
Hard Bop 1971
DEXTER GORDON Blues a la Suisse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues a la Suisse
Hard Bop 1974
DEXTER GORDON Blues Walk! The Monmartre Collection Vol. II (aka Body And Soul) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Blues Walk! The Monmartre Collection Vol. II (aka Body And Soul)
Hard Bop 1974
DEXTER GORDON Swiss Nights, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Nights, Volume 1
Hard Bop 1975
DEXTER GORDON Homecoming, Live at the Village Vanguard album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Homecoming, Live at the Village Vanguard
Hard Bop 1977
DEXTER GORDON Swiss Nights, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Nights, Volume 2
Hard Bop 1978
DEXTER GORDON Cry Me a River album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cry Me a River
Hard Bop 1978
DEXTER GORDON Great Encounters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Encounters
Hard Bop 1978
DEXTER GORDON Gordon's Gotham (aka Quartet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gordon's Gotham (aka Quartet)
Hard Bop 1979
DEXTER GORDON Cheese Cake album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cheese Cake
Hard Bop 1979
DEXTER GORDON King Neptune album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Neptune
Hard Bop 1979
DEXTER GORDON Swiss Nights, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Nights, Volume 3
Hard Bop 1979
DEXTER GORDON I Want More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Want More
Hard Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Blues Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Walk
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON Love For Sale album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Love For Sale
Hard Bop 1981
DEXTER GORDON Billie's Bounce album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billie's Bounce
Hard Bop 1983
DEXTER GORDON It's You Or No One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's You Or No One
Hard Bop 1983
DEXTER GORDON At Montreux (with Junior Mance) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Montreux (with Junior Mance)
Hard Bop 1985
DEXTER GORDON The Shadow of Your Smile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Shadow of Your Smile
Hard Bop 1985
DEXTER GORDON Nights at the Keystone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nights at the Keystone
Hard Bop 1985
DEXTER GORDON After Hours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Hours
Hard Bop 1986
DEXTER GORDON After Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Midnight
Hard Bop 1987
DEXTER GORDON Body And Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body And Soul
Hard Bop 1988
DEXTER GORDON Both Sides of Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Both Sides of Midnight
Hard Bop 1988
DEXTER GORDON Take the 'A' Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take the 'A' Train
Hard Bop 1989
DEXTER GORDON Midnight Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight Dream
Hard Bop 1989
DEXTER GORDON Body & Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body & Soul
Hard Bop 1990
DEXTER GORDON Nights at the Keystone, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nights at the Keystone, Volume 1
Hard Bop 1990
DEXTER GORDON Nights at the Keystone, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nights at the Keystone, Volume 2
Hard Bop 1990
DEXTER GORDON Nights at the Keystone, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nights at the Keystone, Volume 3
Hard Bop 1990
DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Round Midnight
Hard Bop 1994
DEXTER GORDON Revelation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Revelation
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON Swedish Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swedish Nights
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON Body and Soul: Dexter Gordon Quartet Live in Denmark 1967 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Body and Soul: Dexter Gordon Quartet Live in Denmark 1967
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon Featuring Joe Newman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon Featuring Joe Newman
Hard Bop 1997
DEXTER GORDON Tenor Titans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenor Titans
Hard Bop 1997
DEXTER GORDON Live at Montmartre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Montmartre
Hard Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON Gordon Cantata album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gordon Cantata
Hard Bop 1999
DEXTER GORDON The Squirrel album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Squirrel
Hard Bop 2001
DEXTER GORDON L.T.D.: Live at the Left Bank album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L.T.D.: Live at the Left Bank
Hard Bop 2001
DEXTER GORDON XXL: Live at the Left Bank album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
XXL: Live at the Left Bank
Hard Bop 2002
DEXTER GORDON The Rainbow People album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rainbow People
Hard Bop 2002
DEXTER GORDON Backstairs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Backstairs
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON Cute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cute
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON We Dot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Dot
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON Live at the Both/And Club San Francisco - August 7, 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Both/And Club San Francisco - August 7, 1970
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON Misty (Live at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, on July 8, 1965) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Misty (Live at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, on July 8, 1965)
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Heartaches album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heartaches
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Loose Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loose Walk
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Atlanta Georgia May 5, 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Atlanta Georgia May 5, 1981
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Ladybird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ladybird
Hard Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON Stella By Starlight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stella By Starlight
Hard Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON Jazz at Highschool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at Highschool
Hard Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Hamburg Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Hamburg Concert
Hard Bop 2008
DEXTER GORDON At the Village Gate 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Village Gate 1976
Hard Bop 2011
DEXTER GORDON Satin Doll album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satin Doll
Hard Bop 2012
DEXTER GORDON North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts
Hard Bop 2013
DEXTER GORDON Candlelight Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Candlelight Lady
Hard Bop 2014
DEXTER GORDON Soy Califa: Live From Magleaas Højskole 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soy Califa: Live From Magleaas Højskole 1967
Hard Bop 2014
DEXTER GORDON Fried Bananas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fried Bananas
Hard Bop 2016
DEXTER GORDON Tokyo 1975 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tokyo 1975
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon Quartet : Espace Cardin 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon Quartet : Espace Cardin 1977
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON Live At The Playboy Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Playboy Jazz Festival
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON Have No Fear, Dex Is Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have No Fear, Dex Is Here
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON In The Cave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Cave
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON 1962 : Two Days In August album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1962 : Two Days In August
Hard Bop 2018
DEXTER GORDON San Francisco '82 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
San Francisco '82
Hard Bop 2019
DEXTER GORDON At The Subway Club 1973 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Subway Club 1973
Hard Bop 2019

DEXTER GORDON demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DEXTER GORDON re-issues & compilations

DEXTER GORDON The Dial Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dial Sessions
Bop 1969
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon
Hard Bop 1975
DEXTER GORDON Long Tall Dexter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Long Tall Dexter
Bop 1976
DEXTER GORDON The Chase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chase
Bop 1976
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray ‎: The Hunt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray ‎: The Hunt
Bop 1977
DEXTER GORDON Power! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Power!
Hard Bop 1978
DEXTER GORDON The Best Of Dexter Gordon (1980) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Dexter Gordon (1980)
Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Move! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Move!
Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso Volume I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso Volume I
Hard Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Amsterdam Paradiso Volume 2
Hard Bop 1980
DEXTER GORDON Master Takes. The Savoy Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Master Takes. The Savoy Recordings
Bop 1985
DEXTER GORDON The Best of Dexter Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Dexter Gordon
Hard Bop 1988
DEXTER GORDON Come Rain or Come Shine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Come Rain or Come Shine
Hard Bop 1989
DEXTER GORDON Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads
Hard Bop 1991
DEXTER GORDON There Will Never Be Another You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There Will Never Be Another You
Hard Bop 1993
DEXTER GORDON Dexterity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexterity
Hard Bop 1995
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Dial Sessions, 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Dial Sessions, 1947
Bop 1995
DEXTER GORDON Those Were The Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Those Were The Days
Hard Bop 1995
DEXTER GORDON On Dial - The Complete Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Dial - The Complete Sessions
Bop 1995
DEXTER GORDON Live at Montmartre Jazzhaus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Montmartre Jazzhaus
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions
Hard Bop 1996
DEXTER GORDON Citizen's Bop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Citizen's Bop
Bop 1997
DEXTER GORDON Settin' the Pace (Savoy Jazz Originals) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Settin' the Pace (Savoy Jazz Originals)
Hard Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON The Art of the Ballad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art of the Ballad
Hard Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON The Chronological Classics: Dexter Gordon 1943-1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Dexter Gordon 1943-1947
Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON Live at Carnegie Hall album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live at Carnegie Hall
Hard Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON Jazz Profile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Profile
Hard Bop 1998
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
Bop 1999
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Trio/Quartet Studio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Trio/Quartet Studio Recordings
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON The Chronological Classics: Dexter Gordon 1947-1952 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Dexter Gordon 1947-1952
Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON The Classic Blue Note Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Blue Note Recordings
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON Happy Birthday album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Birthday
Hard Bop 2003
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Prestige Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Prestige Recordings
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Bopland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bopland
Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Complete Kenny Drew & Carl Perkins Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Kenny Drew & Carl Perkins Sessions
Hard Bop 2004
DEXTER GORDON Dexter's Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter's Mood
Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON Settin' the Pace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Settin' the Pace
Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON Mosaic Select album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mosaic Select
Hard Bop 2005
DEXTER GORDON Just Jazz: Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Jazz: Quartet
Hard Bop 2006
DEXTER GORDON The Duel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duel
Bop 2006
DEXTER GORDON The Comeback album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Comeback
Hard Bop 2008
DEXTER GORDON Parisian Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Parisian Concert
Hard Bop 2009
DEXTER GORDON The Best of Dexter Gordon (3 CD Box Set) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Dexter Gordon (3 CD Box Set)
Hard Bop 2009
DEXTER GORDON Kind of Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kind of Gordon
Bop 2009
DEXTER GORDON Jazz Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Moods
Hard Bop 2011
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Blows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dexter Blows
Hard Bop 2011
DEXTER GORDON The Complete Columbia Albums Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Hard Bop 2011
DEXTER GORDON The Essential Dexter Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Dexter Gordon
Hard Bop 2015
DEXTER GORDON Walk The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walk The Blues
Hard Bop 2017

DEXTER GORDON singles (0)

DEXTER GORDON movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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'Round Midnight
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1986
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Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64
Hard Bop 2007
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Live in San Francisco
Hard Bop 2008
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Dexter Gordon Quartet: In Iowa 1979
Hard Bop 2008

DEXTER GORDON Reviews

DEXTER GORDON Manhattan Symphonie

Album · 1978 · Hard Bop
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When someone asks me who my favorite Saxophonist is, I almost feel ashamed that I don't tell them Coltrane or Parker, for Dexter Gordon is my true love, to my ears no tenor saxophonist can milk a ballad like Dex, when I hear him play, it's as if smoke fills the room and visions of beautiful woman from a by gone era are at my grasp, Dexter Gordon may not be the Most technically gifted saxophonist, he certainly wasn't the greatest composer of all time, but he had a tone to die for, the quintessential tone in my mind.

Manhattan Symphony, a quartet session, with George Cables on piano, Eddie Gladden on drums and Rufus Reid on bass, leads off with one of these gorgeous ballads, "As Time Goes By" nothing fancy, just pure Dexter. An irony about this music from 1978, Dex clearly had developed a Coltrane influence, and he shows it off on "Moments Notice" with some nice Piano work from the underrated George Cables, The highest point of many high points is "Tanya" the Donald Byrd composition that Dexter first performed on his Blue Note session, "One Flight Up", This time a briefer 7 minutes, and not the 17 minute epic of before, just a gorgeous reading, Dexter digs in to it, with that aforementioned tone, just love it, perfect.

"Body and Soul" "I Told you So" and "LTD" close out the 6 track long player, Dexter does indeed milk "Body and Soul" for everything it's worth, with an unaccompanied ending that feels as lonely as it lonely gets, on "LTD" he throws in his usual charming quotes, "Mona Lisa" this time around, As strung out as Dexter was the majority of his career, it's amazing how much great music he left this world, and Manhattan Symphony is one of his best.

DEXTER GORDON A Swingin' Affair

Album · 1962 · Hard Bop
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Matt
Two days after Dexter Gordon recorded "Go" he was back with the same band to record " A Swingin' Affair" The date is August 29, 1962 and although not as popular as "Go" it is just as good. These albums were recorded before Dexter Gordon departed for Europe where he would stay until 1976. Dexter Gordon is one of the greats on Tenor Saxophone and played with the cream, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Charlie Parker, Harry Edison and Nat King Cole to name just a few. Sonny Clarke whom you could almost describe as the Blue Note house pianist at this time contributed to so many of their albums in the companys history as leader and sideman from this period. Butch Warren is on Bass and he also could be described the same as Sonny as an in house muscian for Blue Note and played with so many jazz artists signed to the label.He first recorded with Kenny Dorham and played with with so many of the greats as well, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk just to mention two. On Drums we have Billy Higgins and he played with them all as well and went on to particapate in over 300 recordings before he left us in 2001. This band had chops.

''Soy Califa" penned by Dexter has a Latin feel with Billy commencing on drums with the band and Dexter coming in to establish the theme by inserting pieces from two tunes and then Dexter is off with a stunning solo, Sonny on piano with that fabulous technique is next Billy Higgins has a quick one on drums and with the rythmn section keeping things moving we have some great jazz. Next one along is Dexter and the band doing " Don't Explain" the Billy Holiday song and Dexter puts his stamp on this beautifully played ballad. He sure knew how to play ballads and will always be the best saxophone for my ears in this format. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" and we are back to the Latin vibe with Dexter giving us another of those solos and Sonny Clarke gives us one little pearler as well. With the next composition " The Backbone" we have quite a catchy theme. Written by Butch Warren who is on bass and quite a brisk number with some great play within. Track five "(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real thing Comes Along" is another gorgeous ballad form Dexter.Last up we get another Dexter Gordon composition "McSplivens" which moves along quite nicely as the band with Dexter seem to be having a real good time with some fine blowing from Dexter's tenor.

Another classic Jazz album from Dexter Gordon as they all were at Blue note but this one followed "Go" which many consider the best but really they are just as good as each other.Personally I think a 'Swingin' Affair" is a little better as I play this more. It must be good if my dog runs in and sits with ears pricked as I finish off. Masterpiece in Jazz with two votes from down here as the album finishes.

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