Dexter Gordon



Dexter Gordon

Rating
Active
1940 to 1986
Born
February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles
Died
April 25, 1990
Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Biography
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years. Gordon's sound was commonly characterized as being "large" and spacious and he had a tendency to play behind the beat. He was famous for humorously inserting musical quotes into his solos.

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The Essential Dexter Gordon

The Essential Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon May 29, 2015

16 Tracks

Candlelight Lady

Candlelight Lady

Dexter Gordon April 1, 2014

5 Tracks

Daddy Plays the Horn

Daddy Plays the Horn

Dexter Gordon August 27, 2013

6 Tracks

Dexter Blows

Dexter Blows

Dexter Gordon August 26, 2013

14 Tracks

Dexter Gordon - Jazz Icons from the Golden Era

Dexter Gordon - Jazz Icons from the Golden Era

Dexter Gordon August 4, 2013

50 Tracks

Gotham City

Gotham City

Dexter Gordon May 15, 2012

7 Tracks

Great Encounters Live

Great Encounters Live

Dexter Gordon April 17, 2012

6 Tracks

Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard

Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard

Dexter Gordon April 3, 2012

8 Tracks

Dexter Gordon - Volume 2

Dexter Gordon - Volume 2

Dexter Gordon March 26, 2012

10 Tracks

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