Dexter Gordon: Our Man In Paris (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) Artists Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)  recorded CBS Studios, Paris, France, May 23, 1963,  engineer Claude Ermelin, mastered by Van Gelder, and released in November 1963. … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Dexter Calling (1961) Blue Note

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Selection: Modal Mood  (Kenny Drew) . Artists Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1961 Dexter’s career (b.1923-1990) covers a lot of musical territory and … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

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An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. More Americans in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon Doin’ Allright (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection: Society Red (Dexter Gordon) –  long, 12 minutes, but Great! Selection Society Red is big stretching-out blues march, rock steady in 4:4 time, with Hubbard and Gordon very much on the same page. Over 12 minutes it never drags,  in … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon “A Swinging Affair” (1962)

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  Track Selection: Don’t Explain Artists Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 1962 (Historical footnote: Not long after this recording, Dexter moved to Paris, … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around (1965) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  Manaha da Carnaval Artists Dexter Gordon (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Barry Harris (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28-9, 1965 Dexter’s last major release for Blue Note, not long after which he moved … Continue reading

Dexter blows smoke “Hot and Cool” (1955) Dootone/ Ducretet Thompson

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Selection: “I Hear Music” . Artists: Dexter is supported by a very West Coast line up – Carl Perkins (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Jimmy Robinson (t). Music Like most of Dexter’s records, it is straight surefooted tenor-led jazz. Vinyl: Vintage French … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Go (1962) Blue Note

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  Track Selection: “Love for Sale” Artists Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 1962 Music: Between 1961 and 1965 Dexter Gordon recorded a string of albums for Blue Note: … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: “Clubhouse” (1965) Japan

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Track Selection: Devilette Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Barry Harris (p) Bob Cranshaw or Ben Tucker (b) Billy Higgins (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1965 Music Recorded shortly after Dexter’s masterful “Our man in Paris”, “One … Continue reading