The Return of Dexter Gordon (1961 - 1963)

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After spending most of the 1950s in jail for two different drug busts, Dexter Gordon was paroled in 1960 and preceded to record a legendary series of records for Blue Note Records. Several of these records included rhythm sections led by the light-fingered but short-lived pianist, Sonny Clark.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Dexter Gordon Quintet. "I Was Doing All Right" from Doin' Allright (Blue Note) 3:40
  • Dexter Gordon Quintet. "You've Changed" from Doin' Allright (Blue Note) 12:57
  • Host speaks 20:23
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet. "Second Balcony Jump" from Go (Blue Note) 23:14
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" from A Swingin' Affair (Blue Note) 30:15
  • Host speaks 36:45
  • Sonny Clark Quintet. "Voodoo" from Leapin' and Lopin' (Blue Note) 39:08
  • Host speaks 46:42
  • Dexter Gordon with the Three Bosses. "A Night in Tunisia" from Our Man in Paris (Blue Note) 48:10
  • Host Outro 56:23

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