DEXTER GORDON: DEXTER’S MINOR MAD, MODAL MOOD etc.

Σαν σήμερα, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 1923 γεννήθηκε ο Dexter Gordon, ένας από τους σημαντικότερους σαξοφωνίστες της παράδοσης του bebop, βασική επιρροή μουσικών όπως ο John Coltrane και ο Sonny Rollins. Καλύπτουμε  4 δεκαετίες της καριέρας του [’40s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s] ξεκινώντας από τις πρώτες ηχογραφήσεις στην Savoy και φτάνοντας στο τελευταίο του άλμπουμ…

On this date, February 27, 1923, Dexter Gordon, one of the most important saxophonists of the bebop tradition, was born, a key influence of musicians such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. We cover 4 decades of his career [’40s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s] starting with his first recordings on Savoy and reaching his last album…

Τα κομμάτια/The tracks:
Dexter’s Minor Mad [The Complete Savoy and Dial Mastertakes, 1999]
Modal Mood [Dexter Calling, 1962]
Stairway To The Stars [Our Man In Paris, 1963]
Moment’s Notice [Manhattan Symphonie, 1978]
Told You So [Manhattan Symphonie, 1978]
Round Midnight [The Other Side Of Round Midnight, 1986]

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  1. Resa March 3, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    This music is sublime. Thank you so much, for your continued archiving and sharing of so much incredible music. I know the name, Dexter Gordon from my jazz phase, but I couldn’t recall any music. Now, I know!

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    1. Oannes March 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

      The guy was one of the top tenors of the bebop era, and one of my personal favorites, along with James Moody.
      Thank you Resa!

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