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Sax Gordon: You Knock Me Out

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In post-World War II America, two new strains of jazz competed for the public's attention: the bop of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and the honking jump-blues made famous by saxophonists Red Prysock and Big Jay McNeely, among others. The latter style nearly died out with the advent of rock 'n roll, but a succession of maverick saxmen and a few avid record collectors kept the flame burning. Sax Gordon is one of the best saxophone wailers to come along ...

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Sax Gordon: Have Horn Will Travel

Read "Have Horn Will Travel" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Sax Gordon appropriately fuses blues and jazz on Have Horn Will Travel, his terrific debut release for the newly renamed Bullseye Blues and Jazz label. This is an ultra-fine release from a talented saxman with a great sense of humor and an even better sense of swing.

The 32-year-old Gordon, aka Gordon Beadle, honed his powerful tenor-sax sound while playing with Duke Robillard, Champion Jack Dupree, Charles Brown, Ron Levy and Roomful of Blues. On Have Horn Will Travel, the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Sax Gordon: Have Horn Will Travel

Read "Have Horn Will Travel" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Sax Gordon appropriately fuses blues and jazz on Have Horn Will Travel, his terrific debut release for the newly renamed Bullseye Blues and Jazz label. This is an ultra-fine release from a talented saxman with a great sense of humor and an even better sense of swing.

The 32-year-old Gordon, aka Gordon Beadle, honed his powerful tenor-sax sound while playing with Duke Robillard, Champion Jack Dupree, Charles Brown, Ron Levy and Roomful of Blues. On Have Horn Will Travel, the ...


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