Dexter Gordon

Also known as D. Gordon, Dexter, Dexter Gordan, Dextor Gordon, Gordon
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.dextergordon.com/

Discography of Dexter Gordon:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 More Than You Know EP 3 Audio Tangent Beats
2 Dexter Blows Hot And Cool 9 Audio 1984 Boplicity Records
3 Our Man In Paris 5 Audio 1986 Blue Note
4 Go! 6 Audio 1983 Blue Note
5 Ballads 8 Audio 1991 Blue Note
6 Doin' Allright 7 Audio 1988 Blue Note
7 Go! 6 Audio 1987 Blue Note
8 Clubhouse 6 Audio 1990 Blue Note
9 A Swingin' Affair 6 Audio 1987 Blue Note
10 Our Man In Paris 7 Audio 1987 Blue Note
11 Gettin' Around 8 Audio 1987-06-16 Blue Note
12 Our Man In Paris 7 Audio 2003 Blue Note
13 More Than You Know 3 Audio 2005 Tangent Beats
14 Doin' Allright 5 Audio 1961 Blue Note
15 Parisian Concert 4 Audio 1973 Futura Records (2)
16 Go! 6 Audio 1999-03-23 Blue Note
17 Dextrose 14 Audio 2000 TIM GmbH
18 Dexter Calling . . . 8 Audio 2004 Blue Note
19 One Flight Up 4 Audio 2004 Blue Note
20 Settin' The Pace 55 Audio 2001-01-22 Proper Records Ltd.
21 Homecoming Live At The Village Vanguard 10 Audio 1990 CBS
22 Our Man In Paris 5 Audio 1986 Blue Note
23 Jive Fernando 4 Audio 1981 Chiaroscuro Records
24 The Best Of Dexter Gordon 8 Audio 1988-11-01 Blue Note
25 The Best Of Dexter Gordon 5 Audio 1980 Columbia
26 MPS Jazz Time Vol. 12 6 Audio 1978 MPS Records
27 Gotham City 4 Audio 2007 Columbia
28 Gotham City 4 Audio 1981 Columbia
29 One Flight Up 3 Audio 1985 Blue Note
30 Go! 6 Audio 1997 Blue Note
31 Master Takes / The Savoy Recordings 15 Audio 1985 Savoy Jazz
32 One Flight Up 3 Audio Blue Note
33 American Classic 6 Audio 1982 Elektra Musician
34 More Than You Know EP 3 Audio Tangent Beats
35 Go! 6 Audio 2008 Blue Note
36 Homecoming - Live At The Village Vanguard 8 Audio 1977 CBS
37 Sophisticated Giant 8 Audio 1997
38 The Other Side Of Round Midnight 9 Audio 1986 Blue Note
39 Sophisticated Giant 7 Audio 1977 Columbia
40 The Dial Sessions 15 Audio 1969 Polydor
41 The Panther! 6 Audio 1993
42 More Power! 5 Audio 1994
43 The Jumpin' Blues 6 Audio 1970
44 Clubhouse 6 Audio 2009 Blue Note
45 Dexter Digs In: The Young Dexter Gordon 15 Audio 2005 Savoy Jazz
46 Kind Of Gordon 115 Audio 2009
47 I Should Care 6 Audio Fortune
48 Dexter Calling . . . 7 Audio 1961 Blue Note
49 Blues Walk! The Montmartre Collection Vol. II 4 Audio 1974 Black Lion Records
50 Our Man In Paris 5 Audio 1986


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 [a=Lester Young], but his intense playing and rich sound reflect the influence of [a=Herschel Evans] and [a=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 [a=Sonny Rollins] and [a=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 [a=Freddie Hubbard] and [a=Horace Parlan]) he recorded several classic albums for the label including, Go! (with [a=Sonny Clark] and [a=Billy Higgins]), Our Man in Paris (with [a=Bud Powell], [a=Kenny Clarke] and [a=Pierre Michelot]) and One Flight Up (with [a=Donald Byrd] and [a=Kenny Drew]).


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