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by David Rickert
Bob Gordon was a major player on the West Coast scene of the fifties and was on a path to become one of the greatest baritone sax players jazz had ever produced. Unfortunately, he died in an automobile accident in 1955, just as the cool jazz scene was beginning to gather some steam.
Before his untimely death he was a widely sought after session player, easily able to adapt to any leader's idiosyncrasies. He had a particular affinity ...read more