Artist of the week: Dexter Gordon

Expect to hear lots of jazz this week as we present our second 'of the week'; Dexter Gordon (1923-1990).

One of the best tenor saxophone players in the history of jazz, Dexter Gordon epitomised the 'bop' sound on his instrument. He is perhaps best known for some classic albums on the Blue Note label from the 1960s, things like 'Our Man In Paris' and 'Go!' which really typify the sound of the label at that time. As well as the Blue Note recordings he worked with people like Lionel Hampton in the 1940s, and spent a lot of time making records in Europe in the later 60s and 70s.

A really interesting character and a truly fantastic player, you can read a nice biography here, access the Spotify playlist here or find it embedded below.


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