Friday, January 27, 2017

Dexter Gordon

Artist:  Dexter Gordon
Born:  February 27, 1923.  Los Angeles, California, USA
Died:  April 25, 1990 (Aged 67).  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Actor
Instruments:  Tenor Saxophone, Soprano, Saxophone

Dexter Gordon as 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.  His height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant".  He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Bertrand Tavernier film Round Midnight  in 1986, and he won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist, for the soundtrack album the Other Side Of Round Midnight (Blue Note Records in 1986).

Title:  Doin' Allright  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  I Was Doing All Right  (9:19)
 2.  You've Changed  (7:28)
 3.  For Regulars Only  (5:45)
 4.  Society Red  (12:24)
 5.  It's You Or No One  (6:11)


Dexter Gordon:  Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Hubbard:  Trumpet
Horace Parlan:  Piano
George Tucker:  Bass
Al Harewood:  Drums

Doin' Allright is an album by Dexter Gordon, originally released on August 1961 by Blue Note, remastered and reissued in 2016 by Blue Note Records, featuring Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan, George Tucker and Al Harewood.

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