Dexter Gordon, Live, Montmartre

Dexter Gordon - The Essential Dexter Gordon (2015)  Music

Posted by tomashass at June 11, 2015
Dexter Gordon - The Essential Dexter Gordon (2015)

Dexter Gordon - The Essential Dexter Gordon (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:37:39 | 361 MB
Genre: Jazz, Saxophone | Label: Columbia - Legacy

Dexter Gordon had such a colorful and eventful life (with three separate comebacks) that his story would make a great Hollywood movie. The top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, Gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other songs, but he created a large body of superior work and could battle nearly anyone successfully at a jam session.
Dexter Gordon - The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-929-2}

Dexter Gordon - The Resurgence Of Dexter Gordon (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-929-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
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© 1997 Jazzland / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-929-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

A play and an alto saxophonist pulled Dexter Gordon out of West Coast obscurity in 1960 and helped revive the bebop pioneer's career. The play was The Connection, which included a performing jazz band in its cast and inspired a classic original score from Freddie Redd as well as subsequent compositions by Kenny Drew, Cecil Payne, and Cecil Taylor. Gordon was the play's musical director in his hometown of Los Angeles, and some of Gordon's score is documented here. Cannonball Adderley produced the session (and many others for Riverside/Jazzland at the time).
Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:22 minutes | 1,73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Gettin' Around is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. The review in Billboard Magazine called Gordon's playing "cool and hot", especially praising his improvisations on "Heartaches". The support of the rhythm section was said to be "A-1 all the way". Remastered 2015.
Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:12 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One Flight Up is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1964 in Paris and released on the Blue Note label. Remastered 2015.
Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:17 minutes | 1,6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A Swingin' Affair is a 1962 jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon, recorded two days after his best-known album Go!, and with the same line-up. Remastered 2015.
Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:08 minutes | 1,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Doin' Allright is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. Remastered 2015.
Dexter Gordon - Clubhouse (1979/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - Clubhouse (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:12 minutes | 1,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Clubhouse, recorded in 1965 on a visit home to the US while Dexter Gordon was living and working in Europe, went unreleased for 14 years. It's possible that Blue Note felt the market was saturated with Gordon product in the mid 1960s; the problem certainly wasn't the music itself or the players. Finally unveiled in 1979, this is now considered one of Gordon's best albums, a lost treasure. The musicians on the session include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Bob Cranshaw and Ben Tucker sharing bass duties and Billy Higgins on drums.

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige-OJC}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 24, 2015
Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige-OJC}

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige-OJC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
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© 1993 Prestige / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-299-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned to the United States in the spring of 1969 to create his first studio recordings in nearly a decade. Joined by James Moody (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), Gordon actually documented enough material for two long players – Tower of Power (1969) and More Power! (1969) – both of which became primary staples of the artist's voluminous Prestige catalog. An opening flourish from Heath on "Montmartre" marks the commencement of the platter, leading into a mid-tempo bop. Gordon and Moody swing steadily as they bounce ideas off each other.

Dexter Gordon - Featuring Joe Newman (1976)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 14, 2014
Dexter Gordon - Featuring Joe Newman (1976)

Dexter Gordon - Featuring Joe Newman (1976)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56 min | 128 MB
Label: Monad | Rel: 1976

This live set is better than it appears at first glance. The recording quality is excellent and Dexter Gordon (who had recently returned to the U.S. after quite a few years in Europe) is in inspired form, really tearing into his solos with intensity. Trumpeter Joe Newman, who obviously had not played much with Gordon, has to fight to find a place for himself in the ensembles and is sometimes overextended in his solos, but his colorful tone is immediately recognizable. The rhythm section is fine in support with drummer Wilbur Campbell really pushing the group, and pianist Jodie Christian contributing some excellent solos.

Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 27, 2014
Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974)

Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 111 MB
Label: Steeplechase | Rel: 1974

While in Europe, tenor-sax-great Dexter Gordon recorded many sessions with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. All are worth acquiring and this one is no exception. In addition to three of his originals (including the title tune), the quartet performs the old bop line "Wee-Dot" and Horace Silver's "Strollin" while the ballad "Old Folks" is taken as an emotional Gordon-Pedersen duet.