Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

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Born: February 27, 1923 // Los Angeles, CA, United States
Died: April 26, 1990 // Philadelphia, PA, 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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Dexter Gordon Discography

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204 Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon(10") Dial Records (3) 204 US 1950 Sell This Version
Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon - The Chase And The Steeplechase (Album, Comp) Decca US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 9016 Dexter Gordon New Trends Of Jazz - Volume 3(10", Mono) Savoy Records MG 9016 US 1952 Sell This Version
MG 9020 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
Dexter Gordon Dexter Blows Hot And Cool (Album) Ducretet Thomson US 1955 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Dexter Rides Again (Album) Savoy Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Daddy Plays The Horn (Album) Bethlehem Records UK 1955 Sell This Version
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 US 1957 Sell This Version
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 US 1958 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon Jazzland US 1960 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Doin' Allright (Album) Blue Note US 1961 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Dexter Calling . . . (Album) Blue Note US 1961 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon A Swingin' Affair (Album) Blue Note US 1962 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Go! (Album) Blue Note US 1962 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris (Album) Blue Note US 1963 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon One Flight Up (Album) Blue Note US 1964 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - The Master Swingers! (Album, Comp) Fontana Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Gettin' Around (Album) Blue Note US 1966 Sell This Version
Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon - Setting The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1967 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon The Tower Of Power! (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon More Power! (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon A Day In Copenhagen (Album) MPS Records, MPS Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon The Panther! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1970 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon The Jumpin' Blues (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1970 Sell This Version
Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon - Some Other Spring, Blues And Ballads (Album) Sonet Japan 1970 Sell This Version