Dexter Gordon

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Dexter Keith Gordon
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Born: February 27, 1923 // Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 26, 1990 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
One of the most important tenor saxophonists to emerge during the bebop era. Gordon was initially inspired by Lester Young, but his intense playing and rich sound reflect the influence of Herschel Evans and Illinois Jacquet, big-toned tenor players of the 1930s and 1940s. Gordon, in turn, went on to be a major inspiration to the next generation including Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Gordon's distinctive style included his humorous habit of quoting themes from other songs in solos and a tendency towards extended treatments of songs that sometimes lasted 20 minutes. After his Blue Note debut in 1961 on, Doin' Allright (with Freddie Hubbard and Horace Parlan) he recorded several classic albums for the label including, Go! (with Sonny Clark and Billy Higgins), Our Man in Paris (with Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and Pierre Michelot) and One Flight Up (with Donald Byrd and Kenny Drew).
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204 Dexter Gordon — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon(10") Dial Records (3) 204 US 1950 Sell This Version
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MG 9003 New Sounds In Modern Music - Volume 1 — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon New Sounds In Modern Music - Volume 1(10", Album, Mono) Savoy Records MG 9003 US 1951 Sell This Version
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LA 8646 The Chase And The Steeplechase — Dexter Gordon Wardell Gray And Dexter Gordon Wardell Gray And Dexter Gordon - The Chase And The Steeplechase (Album) Decca LA 8646 UK 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 9016 New Trends Of Jazz - Volume 3 — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon New Trends Of Jazz - Volume 3(10", Mono) Savoy Records MG 9016 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 9020 Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1 — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9020 US 1952 Sell This Version
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DL-207 Dexter Blows Hot And Cool — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Dexter Blows Hot And Cool (Album) Dootone Records DL-207 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP-36 Daddy Plays The Horn — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Daddy Plays The Horn (Album, Comp) Bethlehem Records BCP-36 US 1956 Sell This Version
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MG 6049, RMG-6049 West Coast Jazz Concert — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee - West Coast Jazz Concert (Album) Regent, Regent MG 6049, RMG-6049 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 12130 Dexter Rides Again — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Dexter Rides Again (Comp, Album) Savoy Records MG 12130 US 1958 Sell This Version
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MG 12133, MG-12133 Nostalgia (Fats Navarro Memorial No. 2) — Dexter Gordon Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Davis* Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Davis* - Nostalgia (Fats Navarro Memorial No. 2) (Comp, Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12133, MG-12133 US 1958 Sell This Version
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JLP 29 The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon (Album) Jazzland JLP 29 US 1960 Sell This Version
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BLP 4083 Dexter Calling . . . — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Dexter Calling . . . (Album) Blue Note BLP 4083 US 1961 Sell This Version
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BLP 4077 Doin' Allright — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Doin' Allright (Album) Blue Note BLP 4077 US 1961 Sell This Version
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BST-84133 A Swingin' Affair — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon A Swingin' Affair (Album) Blue Note BST-84133 US 1962 Sell This Version
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BLP 4112 Go! — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Go! (Album) Blue Note BLP 4112 US 1962 Sell This Version
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BLP 4146 Our Man In Paris — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris (Album) Blue Note BLP 4146 US 1963 Sell This Version
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BLP 4176 One Flight Up — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon One Flight Up (Album) Blue Note BLP 4176 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ST 84204, BST 84204 Gettin' Around — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Gettin' Around (Album) Blue Note ST 84204, BST 84204 US 1966 Sell This Version
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883 907 JCY The Master Swingers! — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - The Master Swingers! (Album, Comp) Fontana 883 907 JCY Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
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PR 7455, PRST 7455 Setting The Pace — Dexter Gordon Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon - Setting The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7455, PRST 7455 US 1967 Sell This Version
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PRST 7680 More Power! — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon More Power! (Album) Prestige PRST 7680 US 1969 Sell This Version
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SMJ-7537 The Tower Of Power! — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon The Tower Of Power! (Album) Prestige, Prestige SMJ-7537 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
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MPS 15 230 ST, MPS 15230 A Day In Copenhagen — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton - A Day In Copenhagen (Album) MPS Records, MPS Records MPS 15 230 ST, MPS 15230 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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PR 10020, PRST-10020 The Jumpin' Blues — Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon The Jumpin' Blues (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 10020, PRST-10020 US 1970 Sell This Version
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UPS-2021-N Some Other Spring Blues And Ballads — Dexter Gordon Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon - Some Other Spring Blues And Ballads (Album) Sonet UPS-2021-N Japan 1970 Sell This Version