Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

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Latest Release

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  • Soul Sister
  • April 2022
  • 6 Songs

Top Songs

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Cheese Cake [Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition]
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Ernie's Tune
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I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry [Rudy Van Gelder Edition/Remastered 1999]
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Where Are You? [Rudy Van Gelder Edition]
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You've Changed [Remastered 2015]

Albums

  • Hit Collection

    Jan 2021 • 112 songs

  • Play It Again (Remastered)

    Dec 2020 • 23 songs

  • Jazz Nostalgia

    Oct 2020 • 112 songs

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Dexter Gordon

Biography

Dexter Gordon had such a colorful and eventful life (with three separate comebacks) that his story would make a great Hollywood movie. The top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, Gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other songs, but he created a large body of superior work and could battle nearly anyone successfully at a jam session. His first important gig was with Lionel Hampton (1940-1943) although, due to Illinois Jacquet also being in the sax section, Gordon did not get any solos. In 1943, he d...
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