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Dexter Gordon: A Musical Biography (Da Capo Paperback)

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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 from his early stints with Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, through his time with the bop big band of Billy Eckstine and his sparring partnership with fellow tenor-player Wardell Gray in Los Angeles, to his self-exile in Denmark, and his triumphant return to New York in 1976, an event that decisively shaped the still strong bebop revival. Stan Britt devotes chapters to Gordon's acclaimed performance in the movie 'Round Midnight, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, along with extended discussions of his recording legacy and an analysis of his unmistakable tenor sound and style. With a notated discography and a keen appreciation of Dexter's warm, ironic personality, this biography adds another dimension to our understanding of one of the coolest—and tallest—figures of jazz.

Synopsis:

Described by Leonard Feather as 'one of the most influential saxophonists of the bop eras, ' Dexter Gordon has been a recognized master for over four decades. This new biography traces his career from his early stints with Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, through his time with the bop big band of Bill Eckstine and his sparring partnership with fellow tenor-player Wardell Gray in Los Angeles, to his self-exile in Denmark, and his triumphant return to New York in 1976, an event that decisively shaped the still strong bebop revival.

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"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 from h"

Description:

Discography: p. [171]-204. Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-170) and indexes.

About the Author

Stan Britt has written about jazz for more than twenty-five years. A regular contributor to Jazz Journal, author of The Jazz Guitarist and the coauthor of the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz, he is currently at work on a study of Frank Sinatra's contributions to popular singing. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306803611
Author:
Britt, Stan
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Woodwinds
Subject:
Saxophonists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Saxophonists.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Gordon, Dexter
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 82-02 (1983)
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 8.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Described by Leonard Feather as 'one of the most influential saxophonists of the bop eras, ' Dexter Gordon has been a recognized master for over four decades. This new biography traces his career from his early stints with Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, through his time with the bop big band of Bill Eckstine and his sparring partnership with fellow tenor-player Wardell Gray in Los Angeles, to his self-exile in Denmark, and his triumphant return to New York in 1976, an event that decisively shaped the still strong bebop revival.
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"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 from h"
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