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Dexter Gordon : a musical biography

Author: Stan Britt
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Da Capo Press, ©1989.
Series: Da Capo paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Described by Leonard Feather as "one of the most influential saxophonists of the bop era," Dexter Gordon has been a recognized master for over four decades. This new biography traces his career from his early stints with Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, through his time with the bop big band of Billy Eckstine and his sparring partnership with fellow tenor-player Wardell Gray in Los Angeles, to his self-exile in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dexter Gordon; Dexter Gordon; Dexter Gordon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Britt
ISBN: 0306803615 9780306803611
OCLC Number: 19888070
Notes: Originally published: Long tall Dexter. London : Quartet Books, 1989.
Description: xx, 215 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Overture : dexterity --
Long tall Dexter from LA --
The real West Coast jazz ...? --
Po'k chops with Hamp/All love with Louis --
Blowin' the blues away with Jug and B --
On the street where you bop (with Bird, Miles, Bud et al.) --
Detour ahead: the lean years --
The expatriate: nights at the Montmartre --
Goin' home ... and the big treatment --
Was I good?: a star is reborn --
Blow, Mr. Dexter: the sound and the style --
Dexter calling: just for the record --
Coda.
Series Title: Da Capo paperback.
Other Titles: Long tall Dexter
Responsibility: Stan Britt.
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"Described by Leonard Feather as "one of the most influential saxophonists of the bop era," Dexter Gordon has been a recognized master for over four decades. This new biography traces his career from  Read more...

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