Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey

Dexter Gordon & Benny Bailey

Top Songs

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Round About Midnight
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Blue 'N Boogie
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What's New
4
The Rainbow People
5
Montmartre

Albums

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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... Read more

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