Sunday, 12 June 2011

Lady Bird

Composed by Tadd Dameron

Dexter Gordon (nicknamed Long Tall Dexter and Sophisticated Giant by his friends) is another one of those jazz musicians who lead a dark existence, but always burned brightly on stage and in the studio.  This particular recording is from 1964 when he was in Belgium, and his playing here shows none of the troubles he was facing in his personal life at the time.

Dexter Gordon: tenor saxophone
George Gruntz: piano
Guy Pedersen: bass
Daniel Humair: drums

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