Dexter Gordon: Dexter’s Minor Mad, Modal Mood etc. [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…on February 27

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Σαν σήμερα, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 1923 γεννήθηκε ο Dexter Gordon, ένας από τους σημαντικότερους σαξοφωνίστες της παράδοσης του bebop, βασική επιρροή μουσικών όπως ο John Coltrane και ο Sonny Rollins. Καλύπτουμε 4 δεκαετίες της καριέρας του [’40s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s] ξεκινώντας από τις πρώτες ηχογραφήσεις στην Savoy και φτάνοντας στο τελευταίο του άλμπουμ…

On this date, February 27, 1923, Dexter Gordon, one of the most important saxophonists of the bebop tradition, was born, a key influence of musicians such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. We cover 4 decades of his career [’40s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s] starting with his first recordings on Savoy and reaching his last album…

Τα κομμάτια/The tracks:
Dexter’s Minor Mad [The Complete Savoy and Dial Mastertakes, 1999]
Modal Mood [Dexter Calling, 1962]
Stairway To The Stars [Our Man In Paris, 1963]
Moment’s Notice [Manhattan Symphonie, 1978]
Told You So [Manhattan Symphonie, 1978]
Round Midnight [The Other Side Of Round Midnight, 1986]

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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