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Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around

Read "Gettin' Around" reviewed by Samuel Chell

"The Tower of Power," “Long Tall," “LT"--you don't acquire such noms de troubadour by being retiring or inconspicuous in your approach to making music. Indeed, Dexter Gordon is such a forceful presence and commanding storyteller that he can be a heavy load, requiring nothing less than the listener's undivided attention. Gettin' Around, a 2006 release of ...

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Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around

Read "Gettin' Around" reviewed by Paul Ryan

It is no secret that Dexter Gordon relocated to Europe for much of the 1960s, but he did return to the US sporadically for recording sessions. This recently reissued album, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's legendary Englewood Cliffs studio, was cut during one of those return visits.

The musicians who join L.T.D. are some ...

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Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around

Read "Gettin' Around" reviewed by Chris May

An arterial link between Lester Young and the hard bop tenor saxophonists of the late '50s and early '60s, Dexter Gordon's brilliance and significance are today remembered mostly as an afterthought. Partly this is Gordon's own fault: after his prolific vanguard activities of the '40s, the '50s were for him a wasteland of heroin addiction, with ...