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Dexter Gordon: Settin' The Pace (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Dexter Gordon: Settin' The Pace (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Dexter Gordon was the first musician to create an authentic BeBop style on the tenor saxophone. Long Tall Dexter's musical adventures during the turbulent BeBop era are extensively featured in this box set. Dexter's influence on other saxophonists is undoubted, noticeable on the early recordings of Stan Getz and later in the fifties on Jackie McLean, Clifford Jordan and particularly Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

The 55 tracks on this set span the period 1943-1950 and feature the immense talents of Dexter himself as well as such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine and Barney Kessel. The 44 pages in the booklet are crammed with rare photos, track information and the story of one of the true giants of jazz. (Proper Records)

 


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Dexter Gordon: On Dial- The Complete Sessions (CD: Spotlite)
A wonderful, complete collection of Gordon's recordings (including alternates) for Dial, made in June and December 1947. Includes the studio version of 'The Chase', the famous tenor battle with Wardell Gray. 


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Dexter Gordon: On Dial- The Complete Sessions (CD: Spotlite)


Dexter Gordon: Blows Hot and Cool (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Dexter Gordon: Blows Hot and Cool (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete original album ‘Dexter Blows Hot and Cool’ (originally : Dootone, 1955), features Gordon in quartet & quintet formats, and was one of the first LPs by Gordon (whose previous recordings had been issued mainly on 78s). This was the saxophonist’s only collaboration with pianist Carl Perkins. As a bonus, is added most of Gordon’s previous session, recorded in a quartet format with Kenny Drew on piano.

Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was one of the very first bebop tenor saxophonists. By the time he was fifteen, he had already played in bands with Chico Hamilton and Buddy Collette ! He was a member of the Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong orchestras in the early forties, joined the Billy Eckstine band and recorded with Charlie Parker in 1945.

Dexter returned to Los Angeles in 1948, and went on to record with Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Benny Carter, Art Blakey, Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson, Tadd Dameron, Jimmy Giuffre, and Kenny Clarke, to name just a few. He also began his famous recordings with Wardell Gray.

Dexter Gordon, tenor sax, and Leroy Vinnegar, bass, on all tracks - plus: Carl Perkins, piano; Chuck Thompson, drums; Jimmy Robinson, trumpet (on 3 tracks) - Hollywood, California, November 11 &12, 1955. Bonus tracks: Kenny Drew (p), Lawrence Marable (d). Hollywood, California, September 18, 1955. (Discovery Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: The Resurgence Of (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete original 1960 album ‘The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon’ (originally on Jazzland).This album marked the saxophonist’s first recording since 1955 and Gordon’s sole recorded collaboration with pianist Dolo Coker (who composed four of the tunes from the album).

Added, as a bonus, are six out of the seven tunes from an interesting session recorded five years earlier (Dexter doesn’t play a solo on the missing tune). It presents exactly the same instrumentation of tenor sax, trombone, trumpet and rhythm section, and features such stars as Frank Rosolino and Conte Candoli.

Personnel : Dexter Gordon, tenor sax, on all tracks, with : Richard Boone, trombone; Martin Banks, trumpet; Dolo Coker, piano; Charles Green, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums - Los Angeles, October 13, 1960. On bonus tracks : Frank Rosolino (tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Lou Levy (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d) - Los Angeles, September 27 & 28, 1955. (Discovery Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: The Resurgence Of (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Dexter Gordon: Doin' Allright (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)Dexter Gordon: Doin' Allright (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
 


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Dexter Gordon: Go (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Go! --- title of 50s Beat Generation jazz novel, with hipsters hepped to bebop and ecstatic at live performances. Dex Gordon was a model---on this 1962 gig, driving up-tempo originals ("Cheese Cake"), warm-toned ballads ("Where are You"), solid, broad-shouldered standards ("Love for Sale"). Marvellous support from Sonny Clark, piano, with Butch Warren and Billy Higgins completing rhythm. Classic Blue Note issue. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)  


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Dexter Gordon: Go (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Dexter Gordon: A Swingin' Affair (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)Dexter Gordon: A Swingin' Affair (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
 


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Dexter Gordon: A Swingin' Affair (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Quality 180g pressing. 


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Dexter Gordon: A Swingin' Affair (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)


Dexter Gordon: Dexter Calling (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)Dexter Gordon: Dexter Calling (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
Dexter Gordon connects immediately with the sublime rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on this, his second Blue Note album. The material ranges from Drew originals to pieces from Gordon’s score for the Los Angeles production of “The Connection” to stunning performances of the standards “The End Of A Love Affair” and “Smile”. “Landslide”, Dexter’s tribute to Harold Land, is added to complete the session. (Blue Note Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: Our Man In Paris (CD: Blue Note RVG)
'While Dexter Gordon originally planned to play a set of his own tunes for this gig, he changed to an all-standards set to accommodate the rhythm section, which was unfamiliar with his tunes. Thus, familiar gems stud the lineup, from 'Scrapple From The Apple' to 'Stairway to the Stars,' and even include an unforgettable impromptu performance of 'Like Someone in Love'.

The rhythm section features Bud Powell (piano), Pierre Michelot (bass), and Kenny Clarke (drums), a trio that had been playing together for four years before this record date. And, between Gordon's high-octane improvisation that falls between Bop and Swing, Powell's melodic intensity, Clarke's clever accentuation, and Michelot's flawless harmonic support, this album both cooks and simmers with stellar improvisation and interaction: Jazz at its Best.' (Album Leaves, the BIRDpages Record Review)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Dexter Gordon: Our Man In Paris (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Dexter Gordon: Our Man In Paris (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Dexter Gordon: Our Man In Paris (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Quality 180g pressing. 


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Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
Recorded in France in 1964, Gordon improvises in typically relaxed and introspective fashion with none of the restless searching of 'Our Man In Paris'. There is a cooler, more explicitly 'European' feel to these performances, most notably in Donald Byrd's long, exquisite and sexy 'Tanya'. Equally lovely is 'Darn That Dream', another of those seductive ballads where Gordon almost sang the words through the horn. The rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Orsted Pederson, and Art Taylor accompany in precise though illuminating fashion. Magnificent.

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)


Dexter Gordon: Ballads (CD: Blue Note)Dexter Gordon: Ballads (CD: Blue Note)
A compilation of ballad standards from one of the masters of the form. Gordon's broad, vibrant, muscular tone, emotional power, and sure authority are always evident: we believe in his playing. A variety of excellent support across mostly 60s dates, with trumpets Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard, pianists Sonny Clark, Kenny Drew, George Cables and Bud Powell, and drummers Billy Higgins and Kenny Clarke. An essentially melodic (and romantic) repertoire is highlighted by Gordon's splendid, much-admired "Willow Weep for Me," "Don't Explain," "You've Changed," and evergreen "Body and Soul." Very recommended, just for "Willow" alone! (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

Nice compilation of the softer side of Gordon's albums for Blue Note, including gorgeous versions of songs associated with Billie Holiday- an aching You've Changed and I'm A Fool To Want You. I'd urge you to buy the original albums but this is a great sampler for the beginner.  


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Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Recorded in 1965 the day before Gordon’s final Blue Note album “Gettin’ Around,” this session sat in the can for 14 years. The resultant album with Freddie Hubbard, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw (replaced by Ben Tucker on track 3) and Billy Higgins has aged well. Gordon does an exceptional job on the Sinatra ballad “I’m A Fool To Want You.” The jazz tunes, most notably Gordon’s “Hanky Panky” and Ben Tucker’s “Devilette” swing with soul. (Blue Note Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
This 1965 classic with Bobby Hutcherson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins features “Le Coiffeur” and definitive versions of “Manha de Carnaval” and “Heartaches.” Two tunes have been added to the original album. (Blue Note Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: More Power (CD: Prestige- US Import)

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Dexter Gordon: The Panther (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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Dexter Gordon: The Panther (CD: Prestige- US Import)


Dexter Gordon Quartet: Cheese Cake (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon Quartet: Cheese Cake (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: King Neptune (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: King Neptune (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon Quartet: I Want More (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon Quartet: I Want More (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: It's You Or No One (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: It's You Or No One (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon Quartet: Billie's Bounce (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon Quartet: Billie's Bounce (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: The Appartment (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: The Appartment (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey Quintet: Round Midnight (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey Quintet: Round Midnight (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey Quintet: Revelation (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey Quintet: Revelation (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon: Biting The Apple (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon: Biting The Apple (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: The Shadow Of Your Smile (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon Quartet: The Shadow Of Your Smile (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon: Heartaches (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon: Heartaches (CD: Steeplechase)
Recorded live at Monmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, August 1965. 


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Dexter Gordon: Ladybird (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon: Ladybird (CD: Steeplechase)


Dexter Gordon: Strings & Things (CD: Steeplechase)Dexter Gordon: Strings & Things (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Dexter Gordon: The Comeback (CD: Jazz Row)
This edition contains Dexter Gordon’s complete October 22, 1976, New York studio session. These are the very first recordings made by the tenor saxophonist upon returning to the U.S. after a 14-year exile in Europe. This is the first time that any of this material has appeared on CD.

Dexter Gordon & Al Cohn, tenor saxophones; Blue Mitchell & Sam Noto, trumpets; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; and Louis Hayes, drums. (Discovery Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: The Comeback (CD: Jazz Row)


Dexter Gordon Quintet: At The Village Gate 1976 (CD: Domino Jazz)Dexter Gordon Quintet: At The Village Gate 1976 (CD: Domino Jazz)
A very rare, previously unissued live performance by the Dexter Gordon Quintet with Woody Shaw, recorded at the Village Gate, in New York, on October 25, 1976. This concert precedes the well-known Village Vanguard sets issued as ‘Homecoming’ by about a month and a half. Gordon had just arrived to the United Stated from Europe, where he had been living for many years. The set presented here contains the only existing versions of Horace Silver’s “Strollin’” and “You’ve Changed” by this line-up.

Personnel : Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Woody Shaw, trumpet; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Stafford James, bass; Louis Hayes, drums - Live at the Village Gate, New York, October 25, 1976. On bonus track : Dexter Gordon (ts), Woody Shaw (tp), Milt Jackson (vib), Kirk Lightsey (p), David Eubanks (b), Eddie Gladden (d) - “Playboy Jazz Festival”, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 20, 1982. (Discovery Records) 


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Dexter Gordon: Live At Carnegie Hall (CD: Columbia)
 


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Dexter Gordon: Live At Carnegie Hall (CD: Columbia)


Dexter Gordon: Atlanta Georgia May 5 1981 (CD: Storyville)Dexter Gordon: Atlanta Georgia May 5 1981 (CD: Storyville)
This is the first-time release of a live session with the Dexter Gordon quartet from a club in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1981. There are seven tunes and 79 minutes of playing time on the CD. Dexter Gordon is accompanied by his regular superstar rhythm section of Kirk Lightsey, Rufus Reid and Eddie Gladden. The repertoire consists of both jazz standards, ballads and original compositions by Gordon and pianist George Cables. (Storyville Records) 


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