Live in Chateauvallon 1978
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INCLUDES SPECIAL ESSAYS BY FAMED JAZZ PRODUCER MICHAEL CUSCUNA, AND PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ’S WRITER BRIAN MORTON
“The original quartet was at its peak from its first notes to its last gig, as this concert bears out. Dexter is in a joyous and fiery mood, peppering his solos with outrageous quotes from other songs and stretching out. Few recordings by this amazing foursome have surfaced. This concert is a worthy addition to their discography.” - Michael Cuscuna (2019)
“I am grateful to Elemental Music for finding this breathtaking recording of the Dexter Gordon Quartet from Châteauvallon.” - Maxine Gordon (2019)
“Any music from the time and orbit of Manhattan Symphonie is of historic value and these recordings from Châteauvallon are of genuine significance. This disc jumps straight into the top five of Gordon releases.” - Brian Morton (2019)
Live at the Châteauvallon Jazz Festival, Châteauvallon, France, November 8, 1978.