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Dexter Gordon - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) [7CD BoxSet] {Columbia Remaster}

Dexter Gordon - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) [7CD BoxSet] {Columbia Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon had been an expatriate since 1963 when he discovered Europe was where the consistently paying jazz gigs were to be found. In 1976 he returned to the States and began recording for Columbia Records and also embarked on an acting career. Sony Legacy repackaged and re-released six Dexter Gordon albums of that era in their entirety with mini-LP sleeves and original cover art: Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard (1976), Sophisticated Giant (1977), Manhattan Symphonie (1978), Live at Carnegie Hall (1978), and Gotham City (1980).
Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection (1967) {2CD Set Black Lion Japan, TKCB-30464, rel 1991}

Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection (1967) {2CD Set Black Lion Japan, TKCB-30464, rel 1991}
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© 1967, 1991 Black Lion / Tokuma Japan | TKCB-30464
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The music included on Body And Soul and Take The 'A' Train were performed live during a two-day period at the legendary Copenhagen club Montmartre by the veteran tenor with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pederson and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The 12 standards find Dexter in typically exuberant form, stretching out (only two numbers are under 8 1/2 minutes) and sounding quite relaxed even at the more rapid tempoes. Gordon's many fans will want this music in one form or another.
Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling (1961/2015)
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Recorded over the same four day period in 1961 as Dexter Gordon's Blue Note debut Doin' Allright, this session features a different lineup of musicians with Gordon the only horn player. The band, lavishly praised by critics, features pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Like all his early '60s Blue Note recordings, this is Gordon at his absolute best.
Johnny Griffin & Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

Johnny Griffin & Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10042 | Mono
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Jazz Undulation is an exciting live album that captured tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin in an interesting and unusual setting. Bassist Jimmy Woode and drummer Kenny Clarke were frequent collaborators of Griffin's at the time, all three living in Europe and being members of the Clarke-Boland Big Band. Pianist Hampton Hawes was visiting Europe at the time, and probably just happened to meet them in Rome.
Dexter Gordon - The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-929-2}

Dexter Gordon - The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-929-2}
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© 1997 Jazzland / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-929-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

A play and an alto saxophonist pulled Dexter Gordon out of West Coast obscurity in 1960 and helped revive the bebop pioneer's career. The play was The Connection, which included a performing jazz band in its cast and inspired a classic original score from Freddie Redd as well as subsequent compositions by Kenny Drew, Cecil Payne, and Cecil Taylor. Gordon was the play's musical director in his hometown of Los Angeles, and some of Gordon's score is documented here. Cannonball Adderley produced the session (and many others for Riverside/Jazzland at the time).

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1997)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 20, 2012
Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1997)

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1997)
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Audio CD (1997) | Label: Columbia/Legacy | Catalog# CK-65295 | 55:57 min.

This excellent Columbia album was recorded less than a year after Dexter Gordon's well-publicized tour of the United States following a dozen years spent living in Europe. With assistance from such other major players as trumpeters Woody Shaw and Benny Bailey, vibraphonist Bobby Gordon sounds in superlative form on Woody Shaw's "The Moontrame," four standards and his own "Fried Bananas." In addition to the original program (which features Dexter with an all-star tentet), the 1997 CD reissue adds two 1979 features for vocalese singer Eddie Jefferson ("Diggin' It" and "It's Only a Paper Moon") which were originally released on Gordon's Great Encounters; trumpeter Shaw and trombonist Curtis Fuller co-star with Gordon. An excellent acquisition.

Dexter Gordon - The Panther! (1992)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Nov. 24, 2011
Dexter Gordon - The Panther! (1992)

Dexter Gordon - The Panther! (1992)
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Audio CD (1992) | Label: Prestige/OJC | Catalog# OJCCD-770-2(P-7829) | 43:50 min.

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) entered the 1970s — as well as his career’s quarter-century mark — on a definite upstroke with the sly, sexy — and above else — stylish platter The Panther! (1970). Gordon commands a quartet whose membership boasts luminaries Tommy Flanagan (piano), Larry Ridley (bass), and Alan Dawson (drums). Remarkably — or perhaps simply a testament to Gordon and company’s prowess — the album’s half-dozen sides all hail from a single early July 1970 get-together. The material is divided between outstanding interpretations of the Great American Songbook classic “Body and Soul,” the Mel Tormé co-penned seasonal standard “The Christmas Song” aka “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” Clifford Brown’s “Blues Walk,” and a trio of Gordon originals.

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 22, 2018
Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}
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© 1972, 1994 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-836-2 / 00025218683623
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Veteran tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon welcomed trumpeter Freddie Hubbard to his recording group several times during his career and each collaboration was quite rewarding. For this Prestige studio set the two horns (who are joined by pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) work together quite well on "Milestones" (a second version is included as a bonus track), "Scared to Be Alone," Thelonious Monk's "We See" and Gordon's "The Group." This CD should please collectors.

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2018
Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)
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Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Columbia | # COL 471874 | Time: 00:46:00

This excellent Columbia album was recorded less than a year after Dexter Gordon's well-publicized tour of the United States following a dozen years spent living in Europe. With assistance from such other major players as trumpeters Woody Shaw and Benny Bailey, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson sounds in superlative form on Woody Shaw's "The Moontrane," four standards, and his own "Fried Bananas." In addition to the original program (which features Dexter with an all-star tentet), the 1997 CD reissue adds two 1979 features for vocalese singer Eddie Jefferson ("Diggin' It" and "It's Only a Paper Moon") that were originally released on Gordon's Great Encounters; trumpeter Shaw and trombonist Curtis Fuller co-star with Gordon. An excellent acquisition.

Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 16, 2018
Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)

Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1295)

A Classics collection of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, 1947-1952 features some of the mellow jazzman's most identifiable recordings from that period. Beginning with an extended version of "The Duel," the disc also includes Gordon's epic tenor battle with Wardell Gray on "The Chase."