Dexter Gordon Quartet in Tokyo 1975 (Gatefold)
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LIMITED EDITION - 180 GRAM VINYL
ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
NEWLY DISCOVERED TOKYO QUARTET PERFORMANCE
Elemental Music presents a complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm sections consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. “Dexter’s playing was often pure genius regardless of the circumstances, but when he had that magic combination of players behind him, everything was possible.
This Tokyo appearance is the last known recording of the Drew-Ørsted Pedersen-Heath rhythm section.” -MICHAEL CUSCUNA
“Jazz fans the world over love discoveries of previously unreleased gems, hidden in storage rooms and vaults, unmarked and covered with dust. Elemental is finding a way to share these treasures with us. They have discovered a concert with Dexter Gordon at the Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on October 1, 1975. It was his first trip there. From this beautiful recording we know that the audience (the hall seated 1,582 people) was very enthusiastic and that the band was in very good shape.”
DEXTER GORDON QUARTET:
DEXTER GORDON, tenor sax
KENNY DREW, piano
NIELS-HENNING ØRSTED PEDERSEN. bass
ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums
Recorded at Yubinchokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 1975.
01. Fried Bananas
02. Days of Wine and Roses
02. Jelly, Jelly, Jelly