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Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn - True Blue (1976) Reissue 1994

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Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn - True Blue (1976) Reissue 1994

Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn - True Blue (1976) Reissue 1994
with Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Xanadu | # XCD 1221 | Time: 00:38:16

True Blue is led in title under the auspices of Dexter Gordon as a welcome home party conducted by Don Schlitten for the expatriate tenor saxophonist in 1976. Essentially a jam session, this very talented septet features a two tenor-two trumpet front line, utilized to emphasize the soloing strength of the horns, not necessarily in joyous shouts or big-band like unison outbursts. The real star here is Barry Harris, and if you listen closely to his comping behind the soloist or his many colorful chords and single-line runs, you realize how brilliant he continued to be in his prime during this beyond-bebop time frame. The distinctly different, legato flavored sound of Al Cohn contrasts nicely to the broader range and richer tones of Gordon, while Blue Mitchell's warm West Coast trumpet phrasings also run aside but a little behind the animated and clipped brassy sounds of Sam Noto, a player deserving much wider recognition, and playing to the hilt on this recording. The session kicks off with the classic superimposed melodies of "Lady Bird" and "Half Nelson," with melodies split between the trumpet and tenor tandems.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)

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Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Columbia | # COL 471874 | Time: 00:46:00

This excellent Columbia album was recorded less than a year after Dexter Gordon's well-publicized tour of the United States following a dozen years spent living in Europe. With assistance from such other major players as trumpeters Woody Shaw and Benny Bailey, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson sounds in superlative form on Woody Shaw's "The Moontrane," four standards, and his own "Fried Bananas." In addition to the original program (which features Dexter with an all-star tentet), the 1997 CD reissue adds two 1979 features for vocalese singer Eddie Jefferson ("Diggin' It" and "It's Only a Paper Moon") that were originally released on Gordon's Great Encounters; trumpeter Shaw and trombonist Curtis Fuller co-star with Gordon. An excellent acquisition.

Dexter Gordon - 1943-1947 (1998)

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Dexter Gordon - 1943-1947 (1998)

Dexter Gordon - 1943-1947 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 170 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 999)

This magnificent album of progressive jazz from the mid-'40s contains the earliest recordings released under Dexter Gordon's name. The opening session finds him in the company of Nat King Cole and Harry "Sweets" Edison. While Cole based much of his piano style on the creative accomplishments of Earl Hines, Gordon named Roy Eldridge and Lester Young as primary influences. The inspiration to emulate Prez, said Dex, "…came like a bolt out of the blue to me…I readily identified with his ideas and concepts…." This is superbly demonstrated in the relaxed jamming atmosphere of the first four tracks, particularly "I Blowed and Gone." Gordon said that by the time he joined the Lionel Hampton band in December of 1940, he'd been listening carefully to Prez "for three or four years"…

Dexter Gordon - 5 Original Albums (2016)

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Dexter Gordon - 5 Original Albums (2016)

Dexter Gordon - 5 Original Albums (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 450 Mb | Covers - 12 Mb | 03:16:27
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

Dexter Gordon - "5 Original Albums" Dexter Gordon's early recordings for Blue Note from 1961 -65 that have all gained iconic status. [5 CD] Doin' Allright - Dexter Calling - A Swingin' Affair - One Flight Up - Gettin' Around

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

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VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Jazz & Tzaz | # 0046-2 | Time: 00:53:47

A Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142). Featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro and many others.

Dexter Gordon - Ballads [Recorded 1961-1978] (1995)

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Dexter Gordon - Ballads [Recorded 1961-1978] (1995)

Dexter Gordon - Ballads [Recorded 1961-1978] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 96579 2)

Along with Gene Ammons and Stanley Turrentine, Dexter Gordon was one of the top ballad players of the '60s. Having already made his name in the bebop era and as an expatriate in Europe, Gordon returned to the States to record a series of fine Blue Note discs during the first half of the decade. This edition of the label's Ballads series features Gordon at his peak and in the company of some of hard bop's best players. Whether melding nicely with trumpeter Donald Byrd from a Paris date in 1964 ("Darn That Dream") or locking in with the stellar rhythm section of Sonny Clark, Butch Warren, and Billy Higgins ("Don't Explain"), Gordon delivers his almost sleepy and smoke-filled solos with regal grace. The same can also be said of the rest of this incredible program, including a latter-day live cut from 1978.

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - Citizens Bop [Recorded 1946-1952] (1997)

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Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - Citizens Bop [Recorded 1946-1952] (1997)

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - Citizens Bop [Recorded 1946-1952] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black Lion (BLCD760223)

Tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 10 & 12 were recorded in June 1952 and featured Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray on tenor sax; Gerry Wiggins on piano and organ; Red Callender on bass; and Chuck Thompson on drums. Gladys Bentley contributes vocals on track 5, and Maurice Simon plays baritone sax on track 10. Tracks 4, 6, 8 & 9 were recorded in November 1946. They feature Wardell Gray on tenor sax; Dodo Marmarosa on piano; Red Callender on bass; and Chuck Thompson on drums. Track 11 was recorded in April 1947 and features Wardell Gray on tenor sax; Erroll Garner on piano; Red Callender on bass; and Jackie Mills on drums.

Dexter Gordon - The Best of Dexter Gordon: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1961-1964] (1988)

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Dexter Gordon - The Best of Dexter Gordon: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1961-1964] (1988)

Dexter Gordon - The Best of Dexter Gordon: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1961-1964] (1988)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 412 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP-591139)

Blue Note's handy roundup series moves on to chronicle the '60s label stint of a bebop veteran. Returning to the States from Europe to cut several dates, Dexter Gordon managed to produce some of his best stuff for Alfred Lion's venerable jazz company. This fine disc features many of the highlights, including both breezy swingers and dusky ballads. Ranging from an incredible bop long-player with trumpeter Donald Byrd ("Tanya") to one of his patented after-hours smoothies ("Don't Explain"), Gordon reveals his large store of talent with solos that are both intricate and beguiling, and that's his mode for a set that also takes in bossa nova ("Soy Califa") and some fetching originals ("Cheese Cake"). Gordon novices should start here.

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt [Recorded 1947] (1990)

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Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt [Recorded 1947] (1990)

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt [Recorded 1947] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 275 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vogue (VG 655, 650135)

These sidelong performances are jams featuring a nonet comprised of tenors Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, trumpeter Howard McGhee, altoist Sonny Criss, trombonist Trummy Young, pianist Hampton Hawes (making his recording debut), guitarist Barney Kessel, either Harry Babasin or Red Callender on bass and Connie Kay or Roy Porter on drums. The recording quality is only so-so, but the solos and the many tenor tradeoffs are generally quite heated and often exciting.

Dexter Gordon - Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues [Recorded 1969-1973] (1996) (Repost)

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Dexter Gordon - Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues [Recorded 1969-1973] (1996) (Repost)

Dexter Gordon - Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues [Recorded 1969-1973] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 435 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PRCD-11003-2)

This single CD anthology is chock-full of the mighty Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) as leader or as primary participant in seven selections showcasing his surprisingly wide array of interpretive skills within the blues. While the majority of the contents have been culled from Gordon's late-'60s and early-'70s Prestige output, the update of Jay McShann's "The Jumpin' Blues" as well as Gordon's own "Sticky Wicket" are both alternate takes that weren't available prior to the all-inclusive 11-disc Complete Prestige Recordings (2004) box set. The latter opens the compilation as the double-sax assault of Gordon and James Moody (tenor sax) is supported by Barry Harris (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)…

Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (1981) (Repost)

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Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (1981) (Repost)

Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (CK 36853)

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was still in pretty good form at the time of this later recording. The veteran great is joined by an all-star rhythm section (pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Art Blakey) along with guest appearances from trumpeter Woody Shaw and guitarist George Benson. Although this boppish set is rather brief (just four songs totalling around 37 minutes), the quality of the solos is quite high.

Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (1961) [Reissue 2010, XRCD24]

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Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (1961) [Reissue 2010, XRCD24]

Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (1961) [Reissue 2010, XRCD24]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 360 MB | Covers - 235 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Wave/Blue Note (AWMXR-0007)

The title of this Blue Note set, Doin' Allright, fit perfectly at the time, for tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was making the first of three successful comebacks. Largely neglected during the 1950s, Gordon's Blue Note recordings (of which this was the first) led to his rediscovery. The tenor is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Al Harewood for a strong set of music that is highlighted by "You've Changed" (which would become a permanent part of Gordon's repertoire), "Society Red" (a blues later used in the film Round Midnight), and "It's You or No One."

Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon - The Source (1974)

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Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon - The Source (1974)

Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon - The Source (1974)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 386 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SteepleChase (SCCD-37002), 1987

Veteran tenor Dexter Gordon and altoist Jackie McLean teamed up for a few club dates in 1973 and the results have been released on two Steeple Chase albums; the other one is The Meeting. Unlike the earlier release which focused on lesser-known material, The Source features the saxophonists on three jazz standards (Miles Davis's "Half Nelson," "I Can't Get Started" and Charlie Parker's "Another Hair-Do") in addition to reviving Dexter Gordon's 1947 composition "Dexter Digs In." The music is a bit loose and long-winded ("Half Nelson" is over 18 minutes long) but recommended to straightahead jazz fans.

Dexter Gordon - Quartet 1955-1967 (1990)

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Dexter Gordon - Quartet 1955-1967 (1990)

Dexter Gordon - Quartet 1955-1967 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 405 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Giants Of Jazz (CD 53065)

Since Dexter Gordon's recording career was on hold from 1956-1960, one would have to assume that the 1955 session here is from the Bethlehem catalog, and the 1961-1967 dates are from Blue Note, Steeplechase, and/or Black Lion label dates. Of course, there no attributions for personnel or recording dates, so one can only guess. Gordon sounds good in this period, and the music itself is well chosen.