Dexter Gordon – Loose Walk (SCCD 36032)

SCCD 36031 Wee Dot / Dexter Gordon Quartet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 After a short stay in New York, Dexter returned to his favourite city of Copenhagen in June 1965 and resumed his career’s best and most productive period. This second volume of electrifying live recording finds Dexter with his all-time favourite rhythm section. 1. There'll Never Be Another You (Harry Warren)2. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()3. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harry Arlen)4. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()5. I Should Care (Jimmy Van Heusen)6. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()7. Loose Walk (Sonny Stitt) UPC/EAN: 716043603220 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Wee Dot (SCCD 36031)

SCCD 36031 Wee Dot / Dexter Gordon Quartet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 After a short stay in New York, Dexter returned to his favourite city of Copenhagen in June 1965 and resumed his career’s best and most productive period. This is the first volume of magnificent live performances from Dexter’s favourite club “Jazzhus Montmartre”. 1. Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn)2. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()3. My Melancholy Baby (Morton/Burnett)4. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()5. What's New (Haggart/Burke)6. IIntroduction By Dexter Gordon ()7. Wee Dot (Jay Jay Johnson)8. Introduction By Dexter Gordon ()9. Second Balcony Jump (Jerry Valentine) UPC/EAN: 716043603121 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Swedish Nights (SCCD 37017/18)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37017/18 Swedish Nights / Dexter Gordon Quintet Previously issued on SCCD 31224 & SCCD 31226 “ Some might criticise that Dexter put out too many albums but this recording I cannot do without …” (Jyllandsposten) “… a thoroughly satisfying late-night-set .” (Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal International) 1. I remember you (Johnny Mercer)2. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)3. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)4. Straight no chaser (Thelonious Monk)5. The theme (Traditional)1. Three o'clock in the morning (Roblero/Terriss)2. Body and soul (Johnny Green)3. Prancin' (Miles Davis)4. The theme (Traditional) UPC/EAN: 716043701728 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Revelation (SCCD 31373)

SCCD 31373 Revelation / Dexter Gordon Quintet The sequel to SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” from the Swedish live recordings of 1974. Dexter at the peak of his powers shares the front line with his favorite trumpeter Benny Bailey. “… all Dexter’s recordings from this time are particularly creative, especially with a soloist of Bailey’s calibre at his elbow to drive Gordon” (Mark Gardner, from the linernotes) 1. At Ronnie's (Benny Bailey)2. Polkadots and moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)4. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)5. The shadow of your smile (Mandel/Webster)6. Revelation (Bill Barron) UPC/EAN: 716043137329 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Strings & Things (SCCD 31145)

SCCD 31145 Strings & Things / Dexter Gordon with string orchestra A superb follow-up of Dexter’s 1975 monumental recording “More Than You Know” (SCCD 31030). The release comprises extra material from 1975 recordings and recordings from Finland in the following year with Finnish arranger/bandleader Esko Linnavalli. 1. Sari (Esko Linnavalli)2. Eclipse (Esko Linnavalli)3. This happy madness (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. A good time was had by all (Thad Jones)5. The girl with the purple eyes (Dexter Gordon)6. Ernie's tune (Dexter Gordon)7. More than you know (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu) UPC/EAN: 716043114528 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Billie's Bounce (SCCD 36028)

SCCD 36028 Billie's Bounce / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 7 The seventh and last volume of live transmission from the 60’s captures the exuberant atmosphere of the legendary ‘Dexter nights’ at Montmartre. “… The music here, recorded for Danish radio. all comes form 1964, when Dexter was at…the zenith of his career and probably the happiest time of his life …” (Steve Voce, Jazz FM) 1. Introduction ()2. Billie's bounce (Charlie Parker)3. Satin doll (Duke Ellington)4. Soul sister (Dexter Gordon)5. A Night in Tunesia (Dizzy Gillespie) UPC/EAN: 716043602827 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – It's You Or No One (SCCD 36022)

SCCD 36022 It's You Or No One / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 6 With his favourite rhythm section, Dexter leads the proceedings of this sixth volume of live transmission from the 60’s European jazz Mecca Montmartre . “ This excellent series of records which starts with Montmartre Jazzhus live date from 1962 documents the way in which Gordon was playing when he arrived in Europe … They prove that he was playing very well at the time …” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal International) 1. Introduction ()2. Just friends (Klenner/Lewis)3. Three o'clock in the morning (Roblero/Terriss)4. Where are you? (Jimmy McHugh)5. It's you or no one (Jule Styne) … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Love For Sale (SCCD 36018)

SCCD 36018 Love For Sale / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 5 This fifth volume finds Dexter with his best rhythm section. “… This collection of recordings from the Montmartre Club in Copenhagen in the Sixties…captures Gordon in full bloom….when Gordon hits his stride, as he does on the blues choruses of “Soul Sister”, there is every reason to join in the cheering of the audience. Remember him this way .” (Clive Davis, The Arts) 1. Introduction (Dexter Gordon)2. Love for sale (Cole Porter)3. I guess I'll hang my tears out to dry (Jule Styne)4. Big fat butterfly (Tony Malaby)5. Soul sister (Dexter Gordon)6. Cherokee (Ray Noble) UPC/EAN: … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – I Want More (SCCD 36015)

SCCD 36015 I Want More / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 4 “… This music here, recorded for Danish radio, all comes from 1964, when Dexter was at what we see with hindsight to have been both the zenith of his career and probably the happiest time of his life….” (Steve Voce, JAZZ FM) 1. Introduction ()2. I want more (Dexter Gordon)3. Come rain or come shine (Harry Arlen)4. Where are you? (Jimmy McHugh)5. I want to blow now (Benny Green)6. Second balcony jump (Jerry Valentine) UPC/EAN: 716043601523 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – King Neptune (SCCD 36012)

SCCD 36012 King Neptune / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 3 “ Those were the nights in the summer of 64, sitting home in your pad turning the dial on the radio, and suddenly the mighty Dexter Gordon is on the air. You are in Radioland with one of the godfathers of bebop …”(Ib Skovgaard – from the linernotes.) “…. an impressive document of the time .” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal International November 1990) 1. Introduction ()2. King Neptune (Dexter Gordon)3. Satin doll (Duke Ellington)4. Body and soul (Johnny Green)5. I want to blow now (Benny Green) UPC/EAN: 716043601226 … Continue reading