Dexter Gordon (PDF)

 

Dexter Gordon, sommo stilista dello strumento principe del jazz, il sax tenore, ha sviluppato la sua carriera tra gli Stati Uniti e l’Europa, dove ha soggiornato per lunghi anni e ha raggiunto i risultati più alti negli anni ’60, portando ai massimi livelli la jam session e la improvvisazione con gruppi sempre diversi, che hanno visto suonare con lui altri grandi jazzisti itineranti dell’epoca, come i trombettisti Donald Byrd o Freddie Hubbard, il vibrafonista Bobby Hutcherson, e con diverse formidabili sezioni ritmiche, formate dai bassisti Bobby Cranshaw, Paul Chambers, Niel-Henning Orsted Pedersen, i batteristi Philly Joe Jones e Billy Higgins, i pianisti Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, Horace Parlan e Bud Powell.

                  

 

Anno

Titolo

Ospiti

Label

1945

 Move 

 

Spotlite        

1945

 Long Tall Dexter  

 

Savoy     

1945

 New Trends in Modern Jazz, Vol. 3  

 

Savoy 

1945

 Master Takes: The Savoy Recordings  

 

Savoy   

1945

 Dexter Rides Again 

 

Savoy Jazz     

1947

 The Chase! 

 

Prestige      

1947

 The Hunt  

 

Savoy      

1947

 The Duel       

 

Dial 

1947

 Dexter Gordon Quintet  

 

Dial     

1955

 Daddy Plays the Horn       

 

Bethlehem

1955

 Dexter Blows Hot and Cool 

 

Boplicity    

1960

 The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon 

 

Jazzland    

1961

 Dexter Gordon  

 

Blue Note     

1961

 Doin' Alright 

 

Blue Note      

1961

 Landslide  

 

Blue Note      

1961

 Dexter Calling.... 

 

Blue Note      

1962

 Go! 

 

Blue Note       

1962

 A Swingin' Affair 

 

Blue Note     

1962

 Cry Me a River 

 

Steeple Chase    

1963

 Our Man in Paris 

 

Blue Note    

1964

 One Flight Up 

Donald Byrd

Blue Note     

1964

 Cheesecake [live] 

 

Steeple Chase      

1964

 King Neptune [live] 

 

Steeple Chase     

1964

 I Want More [live] 

 

Steeple Chase    

1964

 Love for Sale [live] 

 

Steeple Chase    

1964

 It's You or No One [live] 

 

Steeple Chase  

1964

 Billie's Bounce [live] 

 

Steeple Chase     

1964

 After Hours 

 

Steeple Chase      

1964

 After Midnight [live] 

 

Steeple Chase     

1965

 Clubhouse  

 

Blue Note      

1965

 Gettin' Around 

Bobby Hutcherson

Blue Note      

1967

 Body and Soul  1201

 

Music     

1967

 Both Sides of Midnight  

 

Black Lion   

1967

 Live at the Montmartre

 

Black Lion  

1967

 Take the "A" Train  Black Lion    

 

Jazzhus  

1967

 Squirrel: Live at Montmartre  

 

Blue Note   

1969

 Live at the Amsterdam Paradiso    

 

Affinity 

1969

 Day in Copenhagen  

 

Polydor     

1969

 Power  

 

Prestige      

1969

 The Tower of Power 

 

Prestige     

1969

 More Power 

 

Prestige

1970

 The Panther! 

 

Prestige/OJC       

1970

 Dexter Gordon at Montreux (With Junior Mance) 

 

Prestige  

1970

 Jumpin' Blues 

 

Prestige       

1971

 The Shadow of Your Smile 

 

Steeple Chase   

1972

 Ca' Purange 

 

Prestige       

1972

 Generation  Prestige/OJC        

 

 

1972

 Tangerine 

 

Prestige        

1973

 Dexter Gordon-Sonny Grey with the Georges...  

 

Spotlite  

1973

 Parisian Concert [live]  

 

EPM     

1973

 Blues a La Suisse  

 

Prestige    

1974

 The Apartment 

 

Steeple Chase      

1974

 Revelation  

 

Steeple Chase       

1975

 More than You Know 

 

Steeple Chase    

1975

 Stable Mable 

 

Inner City      

1975

 Swiss Nights, Vol. 1 [live]  

 

Inner City  

1975

 Swiss Nights, Vol. 2 [live] 

 

Steeple Chase   

1975

 Swiss Nights, Vol. 3 

 

Steeple Chase    

1975

 Something Different 

 

Steeple Chase      

1975

 Bouncin' with Dex 

 

Steeple Chase     

1976

 Strings and Things 

 

Steeple Chase     

1976

 Lullaby for a Monster 

 

Steeple Chase    

1976

 Biting the Apple 

 

Steeple Chase     

1976

 Featuring Joe Newman  

 

Monad     

1976

 Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard 

 

Columbia   

1976

 True Blue  

 

Xanadu      

1977

 Sophisticated Giant 

 

Columbia       

1977

 Midnight Dream  

 

West Wind     

1978

 Nights at the Keystone, Vols. 1-3 [live]  

 

Blue Note

1978

 Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 2 [live]  

 

Blue Note

1978

 Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 1 [live]  

 

Blue Note

1978

 Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 3 [live]  

 

Blue Note

1978

 Great Encounters  

 

Columbia      

1978

 Manhattan Symphonie  

 

Columbia       

1980

 Gotham City  

 

Columbia      

1981

 Jive Fernando  

 

Chiaroscuro      

1985

 'Round Midnight 

 

Columbia       

1985

 The Other Side of Round Midnight 

 

Blue Note  

1990

 Jazz Concert: West Coast [live]  

 

Savoy   

1995

 Dexter Gordon & Joe Newman  

 

Monad   

1995

 Dexterity  

 

Jazz World      

1995

 Those Were the Days  

 

Moon    

1995

 Gordon Cantata  

 

Westwind      

1996

 There Will Never  

 

Eclipse Music    

1996

 Swedish Nights 

 

Steeple Chase       

1996

 Backstairs  

 

E.J.       

1997

 Tenor Titans 

 

Storyville       

1997

 Bebop Masters 

 

Indigo       

1998

 Live at Montmartre  

 

Jazz Colours    

2001

 L.T.D. Live at the Left Bank

 

 Prestige   

2001

Lionel Hampton Presents Dexter Gordon  

 

Who's Who In Jazz

2001

Hot and Cool  

 

West Wind

2001

Lionel Hampton and Dexter Gordon 

 

Allegro

 

(in rosso i dischi maggiormente consigliati)

 

Bibliografia

 

"Long Tall Dexter - the discography of Dexter Gordon", Thorbjørn Sjøgren, Copenhagen 1986.

"Long Tall Dexter - a critical musical biography of Dexter Gordon", Stan Britt, Quartet Books 1989. (contiene una breve discografia)

 

"More than you know - Dexter Gordon i Danmark", Leonard Malone, Ashehoug 1996 (Copenhagen).

(in danese, in preparazione versione in inglese)

 

Link

http://hotel.prosa.dk/~jes/dexter/

http://members.aol.com/jaz206/profiles/gordon.html/

 

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