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Live at the Amsterdam Paradiso
Genres: Jazz, Pop
The complete long unavailable concert by the Dexter Gordon Quartet at the Amsterdam Paradiso, one of his best performances from the period. Recorded February 5th, 1969, this release includes the complete contents of the tw... more »
The complete long unavailable concert by the Dexter Gordon Quartet at the Amsterdam Paradiso, one of his best performances from the period. Recorded February 5th, 1969, this release includes the complete contents of the two LP set Live at the Amsterdam Paradiso, issued in Holland soon after its recording date. Eight tracks. Gambit. 2009.
Ozzie | Brugge, Flanders | 09/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"On this 1969 recording, travelling jazzman Dexter Gordon is surrounded by an all-Dutch rhythm section made up of Cees Slinger (piano), Jacques Schols (bass) and Han Bennink (drums). This album was recorded live at the Amsterdam Paradiso, which used to be a church ! The sound is a bit rough, about what you might expect from a decent bootleg, so it's a bit rough around the edges at times, but then, so was Gordon's blowing ! Versions of standards like "Willow weep for me" and "Scrapple from the apple" (all rather lengthy, as was the Gordon way of doing things live) are coupled with originals like "Sticky wicket" (here titled "Junior") and "Fried bananas", which would be recorded for Prestige some time later in the same year, and which remained favorite blowing vehicles for Gordon for the remainder of his career. Die-hard fans will enjoy this CD, but the casual listener had better look elsewhere for the best in Dexter Gordon."