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American Classic
Dexter Gordon
American Classic
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon's final album (not counting his work on the film 'Round Midnight') is a decent effort. Guests include Grover Washington, Jr., pianist Kirk Lightsey, organist Shirley Scott, bassist David Eub...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dexter Gordon
Title: American Classic
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea International
Release Date: 9/28/1993
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 010467100922, 010467900515, 075596012645, 766487305747

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Tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon's final album (not counting his work on the film 'Round Midnight') is a decent effort. Guests include Grover Washington, Jr., pianist Kirk Lightsey, organist Shirley Scott, bassist David Eubanks, & drummer Eddie Gladden. Highlights include 'Besame Mucho' & 'Skylark.' Six tracks including a two-minute interview with Dexter Gordon. Discovery. 1982.
 

CD Reviews

A Fond Farewell
Henry S. Brent | Marietta, GA USA | 02/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Appropriately named, this recording is an apropos tribute to one of the unique voices in jazz saxophone. Each cut shows off one of Dex's trademarks-- the ability to "quote" from other song melodies (too bad the young players of today can't learn this important nuance in their playing). Dex's intelligence in selection of the material, and choices throughout his solos, shines through. Also welcome is the support of a first-rate rhythm section to propel the Master. The man's dominance of his instrument (that classic tone even well into his golden years), and mastery of the songs, are well documented here in a proper, and fitting, scenario. Now Johnny Griffin and Illinois Jacquet are all that is left of the cadre of great tenormen spawned in the 40's and 50's."