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Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon
Born: Feb 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA
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Died: Apr 25, 1990 in Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Dexter Gordon had such a colorful and eventful life (with three separate comebacks) that his story would make a great Hollywood movie. The top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, Gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other ...Read full biography
Go!
Released: 1962
Label: EMI
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From the first moments when Dexter Gordon sails into the opening song full of brightness and confidence, it is obvious that Go is going to be one of those albums where everything just seems to come together ...Read full review
Homecoming: Live At The Village Vanguard
Released: 1977
Label: COLUMBIA JAZZ MASTERPIECES
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The acclaim that met Dexter Gordon when he returned to the United States after 14 years in Europe was completely unexpected. Not only did the jazz critics praise the great tenor but there were literally ...Read full review
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