Videos: Dexter Gordon


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Yesterday I found myself listening to quite a bit of Dexter Gordon's Blue Note recordings in the 1960s. The cutting edge of his tenor saxophone and mournful quality of his blues sounded just right for the housebound.

Here are four videos plus a bonus:

Here's Dexter Gordon playing Tadd Dameron's Lady Bird in Belgium in 1964, with pianist George Gruntz, bassist Guy Pedersen and drummer Daniel Humair...

Here's Oscar Peterson and Gordon playing You Stepped Out of a Dream in 1969...

Here's Gordon in Denmark in 1967...

Here's Gordon playing Loose Walk in Holland in 1964, with George Gruntz, bassist Guy Pedersen and drummer Daniel Humair...

Bonus: Here's Joan Chamorro and his Barcelona big band playing a brilliant arrangement of Gordon's Le Coiffeur...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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