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Dexter Gordon
(b. 2/27/23 - Los Angeles, CA    d. 4/25/90 - Philadelphia, PA)

Title: Go!
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded: 1962
Label: Blue Note
Comments: Dexter "Long-Tall" Gordon was an incredible individual. These Blue Note recordings from the 60's are all classics. In fact, any Dexter CD from this era is a classic. His big "laid-back-behind-the-beat" sound has been copied by many saxophonists since. After these recordings, he travelled to Europe, where he lived for about 15 years before returning to the U.S. in the late 70's. His later career included stints as an actor as well. He was featured in "Round 'Bout Midnight," the film based loosely on Bud Powell's life in Paris.
Title: Ballads
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), various: Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), George Cables, Bud Powell (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Kenny Clarke, Philly Joe Jones, Art Taylor (drums)
Recorded: 1961-65, 1978
Label: Blue Note

Title: A Swinging Affair
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded: 1962
Label: Blue Note
Comments: Check out the big "phat" beat that bassist Butch Warren and Drummer Billy Higgins lay down for Dex. One classic definition of swingin'!

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