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Maxine Gordon Reminisces About Dexter Gordon and More at All About Jazz!

SOURCE: Published: 2012-03-19
Dexter Gordon More than just the wife, manager and posthumous advocate for the late tenor giant Dexter Gordon, Maxine Gordon is a scholar, researcher, and archivist who has done pioneering research on jazz in Harlem in the 1930s and the history of jazz in the Bronx, NY.

A lifelong jazz fan who is currently working on a new book that will profile three important women in jazz—trombonist Melba Liston
Melba Liston
b.1926
trombone
, organist Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
1934 - 2002
organ, Hammond B3
, and singer Maxine Sullivan
Maxine Sullivan
Maxine Sullivan
1911 - 1987
vocalist
, Maxine Gordon is a force in her own right, advocating for the music and the musicians in many capacities, as partner, friend, manager, and scholar.

Victor L. Schermer spoke with Gordon recently, and as expected, the anecdotes are many, the insights deep and the conversation free-flowing, as she looks back at a life in jazz, connected with so many of its icons, and a future that's filled with plenty of ideas to keep the music alive and relevant.

Check out Maxine Gordon: The Legacy of Dexter Gordon, today at AllAboutJazz.com!


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