Dexter gordon discography and songs: music profile for dexter gordon, born february 27, 1923 genres: hard bop, jazz, bebop albums include go, our man in paris, and one flight up. Dexter keith gordon was born on february 27, 1923 in los angeles, california his father, dr frank gordon, was one of the first african american doctors in los angeles who arrived in 1918 after graduating from howard medical school in washington, dc among his patients were duke ellington. Explore lane pryce's board dex gordon on pinterest | see more ideas about dexter gordon, jazz blues and musicians. We have the real-life bebop buddy movie starring charlie parker and dizzy gillespie to thank for “the other half of my heartbeat,” a musicianly endearment used interchangeably by bird & diz to express what happened when they played together the dynamic has perhaps its most passionately intermingled. Jazz has known a fair number of charismatic personalities throughout its history, but few as mythical or colorful as dexter gordon in a multi-volume career that when they offered him the acting job for 'round midnight, he said, 'i've been acting all my life, so this is nothing new'” in the film, dexter played. Dexter gordon was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists ever, during his heyday, namely `45-`80, he played tenor sax with many of the all-time jazz billy eckstine and many others in the 60s, he left his vices behind and created some wonderful music he played in europe extensively where see full bio. Dexter gordon lived and recorded during his career both in us than in europe collaborations involved other great jazzmen of that period, as donald byrd and freddie hubbard, bobby hutcherson, and many important rhythmic sections, including double bass players as bobby cranshaw, paul chambers, niels- henning. Dexter gordon dexter gordon professor, communication studies and african american studies director of african american studies program ba, jamaica theological seminary, 1984 ma, wheaton college, 1991 phd, indiana university, 1998.
Dexter gordon's is a great biography to revisit, and this album is a terrific place to start ______ dextergordon1 dexter gordon in the last five years of the ' 50s, he made only three record dates (two as leader) and worked sporadically in a small group context the '60s are a decade of new promise for. Dexter gordon was one of the leading bebop tenor saxophonists, with his near- vibratoless sound and prodigious ability to improvise he was a thereafter, until felled by ill health, he continued to tour with his own potent quartets and returned to his former record label, blue note, for a brief time following his film success. Mr dexter rontwell gordon chief plant protection officer phone: +649 946 5801: mobile: 649-241-7539: fax: +649 941 7587: email: [email protected]: alternate email: [email protected]: preferred languages: english: date contact registration: 25 oct 2012: brief biography click to display consumate public.
Jazz to me is a living music it's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams and hopes of the people -dexter gordon dexter gordon® is widely regarded as the first musician to translate the language of mid -20th century modern jazz - aka bebop - to the tenor saxophone dexter ke. Dexter gordon: a musical biography (a da capo paperback) [stan britt] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers described by leonard feather as one of the most influential saxophonists of the bop era, dexter gordon has been a recognized master for over four decades this new biography traces his career. Born dexter keith gordon, february 27, 1923, in los angeles, ca died of cancer and kidney failure, april 25, 1990, in philadelphia, pa son of a physician second wife named fenja in 1987 he and the other musicians from the cast of 'round midnight did a short tour, performing the music they'd created for the film.
Unlimited free dexter gordon music - click to play soy califa, society red and whatever else you want born in los angeles, california, dexter gordon ( february 27, 1923 – april 25, 1990) was an american. Dexter gordon biography starts with dexter--or long tall dex, as the six-foot, five-inch jazz saxophonist was often called--was one of the primary innovators of bebop jazz and a perennial in 1987 he and the other musicians from the cast of 'round midnight did a short tour, performing the music they'd created for the film.
On a tour of europe for a promoter there, maxine was sent to assist dexter gordon and his group to travel to scandinavia by circumventing italy where there was a as maxine has often said: “i love this music and i love being around jazz musicians and i found a way to live a life where i could be in a world that suits me. Sophisticated giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist dexter gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz in a context of biography, history, and memoir, maxine gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices. I didn't know dexter gordon and never got to play with him, but he is nevertheless a significant part of this story for me i should have just been glad to be there listening, not pestering the giant to let me jam but what he finally decided to do about me, proved to be a defining moment in my musical life.
Biographycom explores the life of saxophonist dexter gordon, from his early days playing with louis armstrong to his later acting career. The national susan b anthony museum & house is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017 susan b anthony birthday luncheon is ann dexter gordon, phd, the leading authority on susan b anthony and editor of the selected papers of elizabeth cady stanton and susan b anthony. Jazz musician he was a tenor saxophone player who is considered the first real be bop tenor saxophonist dexter gordon had a long and intresting life in which he disappeared from the jazz scene on many occassions with his life at times in some disarray due to two broken marriages, drinking and also a drug problem he.
Dexter “long tall dexter” gordon was one of the most famous tenor sax players of the 20th century, a towering figure of bop jazz (literally — he was 6′ 5″ tall) he began his professional career as a teenager, playing in the 1940s with the bands of lionel hampton, louis armstrong and billy eckstein he moved to new. While for his first major acting role (he did a walk-on in the 1955 prison drama, unchained), gordon drew on his own ruinous life on the road, jamming and for much of the 1950s, junking on heroin he drew a 20-minute standing ovation at the venice film festival last month as he says in the film, “my life is. Full length documentary of dexter gordon without mr d gordon and his contemporaries life for a lot of us in those days would have been a much more severe and ugly thing overall they really lit the way for art and civilization, maybe not as it is, but as it should be it's just amazing that they were able to. Dexter gordon, in full dexter keith gordon, (born feb 27, 1923, los angeles, calif, us—died april 25, 1990, philadelphia, pa), american bop tenor saxophonist as a youth gordon played the clarinet and alto saxophone, but the improvising of lester young inspired him to play the tenor saxophone.
The biography, entitled dexter calling, will be the first official biography to chronicle dexter gordon's musical and personal life, drawing upon more than 25 years of socio-historical, biographical, and cultural research, and over 50 years of memorabilia and private collections owned and acquired by dexter gordon ( 1923. Gordon's wife and longtime manager, maxine gordon, has kept the legacy strong through lectures and guest appearances, donation of all of gordon's archival work to the library of congress, the licensing group dex music llc and the dexter gordon foundation she is currently writing his biography, due. Dexter gordon had such a colorful and eventful life (with three separate comebacks) that his story would make a great hollywood movie the top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other songs, but he.