Dexter Gordon (1923 - 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor (Round Midnight, Warner Bros, 1986). He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone. His studio and live performance career were both extensive and multifaceted, spanning over 50 years in recorded jazz history.
"Gordon was in great form, and his supple, mercurial style, with a tendency to phrase just behind the beat, would have been pretty demanding, but Riel, Montoliu and Ørsted Pedersen rise splendidly to the occasion. You can tell that Gordon feels at home from the number of outrageous quotations he inserts into his solos, but the warm, dry breadth of his tone, clarity of improvised line and sheer command of the instrument are uplifting." - The Observer
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