Dexter Gordon



Dexter Gordon
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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. His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". He played a Conn 10M Lady Face until 1964. He lost the instrument in a Paris hotel and then switched over to a Selmer Mark VI. His saxophone, seen in various photos, was fitted with an Otto Link metal mouthpiece.
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Top Songs by Dexter Gordon


White Christmas - 1987 Version

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Stairway to the Stars

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Our Love Is Here to Stay

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I Was Doing All Right

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Body and Soul [Live]

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The Shadow of Your Smile

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Don't Explain

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I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry

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Serenade in Blue

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There Is No Greater Love

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas

Dexter Gordon November 6, 2016

3 Tracks

The Essential Dexter Gordon

The Essential Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon May 29, 2015

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Candlelight Lady

Candlelight Lady

Dexter Gordon April 1, 2014

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Daddy Plays the Horn

Daddy Plays the Horn

Dexter Gordon August 27, 2013

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Dexter Blows

Dexter Blows

Dexter Gordon August 26, 2013

15 Tracks

Dexter Gordon - Jazz Icons from the Golden Era

Dexter Gordon - Jazz Icons from the Golden Era

Dexter Gordon August 4, 2013

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Gotham City

Gotham City

Dexter Gordon May 15, 2012

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Great Encounters Live

Great Encounters Live

Dexter Gordon April 17, 2012

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Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard

Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard

Dexter Gordon April 3, 2012

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