Dexter Gordon

SRD Vol. 45 - Dexter Gordon Quartet, Willisau 1978 (TCB 02452)

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SRD Vol. 45 - Dexter Gordon Quartet, Willisau 1978

Dexter Gordon

TCB

725095024525

TCB 164805

TCB 02452

JAZZ

1

CD 12,38 €

NEW TCB DEXTER GORDON QUARTET PREVIOLUSLY UNISSUED

This amazing PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED set recorded in Switzerland finds Dexter Gordon in a quartet format backed by his brilliant and usual collaborators George Cables, Rufus Reid, and Eddie Gladden. Dexter was in a very happy period after being signed by Columbia (which resulted in in the significant successes Sophisticated Giant and Manhattan Symphony). In 1978 Dexter was awarded “Musician of the Year” by Down Beat magazine, and the spectacular music on this wonderfully recorded concert clearly shows why. Gordon only seems to have recorded "On Green Dolphin Street" and Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly" on two other occasions, and these are his only versions of these two tunes by his star quartet with Cables, Reid and Gladden. But Dexter's magic is present al throughout, and his readings of tunes he played dozens of times were nonetheless always unique.

PERSONNEL:

  • Dexter Gordon - tenor sax
  • George Cables - piano
  • Rufus Reid - bass
  • Eddie Gladden - drums

Recorded live at Hotel Mohren, Willisau. Switzerland, March 4, 1978.

TRACKS:

  • 01. On Green Dolphin Street
  • 02. The Jumpin' Blues
  • 03. Hi-Fly
  • 04. Old Folks
  • 05. Strollin'