Dexter Gordon – The Shadow Of Your Smile (SCCD 31206)

SCCD 31206 The Shadow Of Your Smile / Dexter Gordon Quartet “… prime improvisational play and four good tracks…” ( Jack Burke, Burlington Standard Press) “…this record is essential to all you tenor sax aficionados out there…The rhythm section shows its respect and admiration for Dex by tastefully handing their rhythmic and harmonic duties with gentlemanly restraint.” (Mark Hurd, Option Magazine) 1. Secret Love (Sammy Fain)2. Polkadots and moonbeams (George Gershwin)3. The shadow of your smile (Webster-Fain)4. Summertime (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043120628 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – The Apartment (SCCD 31025)

SCCD 31025 The Apartment / Dexter Gordon Quartet The history of SteepleChase cannot be told without Dexter Gordon who had spent the prime-time of his life in Copenhagen playing night after night at the packed Jazzhus Montmartre. This is the first of the many studio recordings Dexter made for SteepleChase with his “home” rhythm group at the height of his career. Long Tall Dexter or Big Dex, as many people remember him fondly, was the first man to apply be-bop on tenor sax and left tremendous influence on the generations to come. As the Jazz Journal puts it, this album is “ all strong meat – one of the tenor … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Round Midnight (SCCD 31290)

"… recorded in the early stages of Dexter's residence with the SteepleChase label…This may have been Gordon's great period, surpassing in some ways his earlier years with Blue Note…Dexter is relaxed and confident… " (Krin Gabbard, Cadence) 1. Blue 'n boogie (Dizzy Gillespie)2. What's new (Haggart/Burke)3. Stella by starlight (Victor Young)4. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)5. Neptunus (Benny Bailey) UPC/EAN: 716043129027 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Lullaby For A Monster (SCCD 31156)

SCCD 31156 Lullaby For A Monster / Dexter Gordon Trio Long tall Dexter plunges himself in a blowing spree in this unusual piano-less trio format. “… It contains some of his freest solos, notably On Green Dolphin Street …” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz) “.. .intense and vibrant music throughout …”(DIAPASON) 1. Nursery blues (Dexter Gordon)2. Lullaby for a monster (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)3. On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislav Kaper)4. Good bait (Tadd Dameron)5. Born to be blue (Mel Wells/Torme)6. Tanya (Donald Byrd) UPC/EAN: 716043115624 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Bouncin' With Dex (SCCD 31060)

SCCD 31060 Bouncin' With Dex / Dexter Gordon Quartet “…Today, more than 30 years after he made his first dates for Savoy, he is playing better than ever. .. From the opener, Billie’s Bounce, the record settles into a beautiful groove and the interest never lets up …” (Mike Hennessey, Jazz Journal International) 1. Billie's bounce (Charlie Parker)2. Easy living (Rubin/Rainger)3. Benji's bounce (Dexter Gordon)4. Catalonian nights (Tete Montoliu)5. Four (Eddie Cleanhead Vinson)6. Easy living (Rubin/Rainger) UPC/EAN: 716043106028 … Continue reading

Jackie McLean, Dexter Gordon – The Source (SCCD 31020)

SCCD 31020 The Source / Jackie McLean feat. Dexter Gordon Live at Jazzhus Montmartre 1973 “ Two key figures of the bop era meet in the friendly, rewarding surrounds of a Danish jazz club, and blow with intensity, fervour and considerable joy …” (Melody Maker) 1. Half Nelson (Miles Davis)2. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)3. On the trail (Ferdie Grofé)4. Closing (Traditional)5. Another hair-do (Charlie Parker)6. Dexter digs in (Dexter Gordon)7. Closing (Traditional) UPC/EAN: 716043102020 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Cheese Cake (SCCD 36008)

SCCD 36008 Cheese Cake / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 2 “ This excellent series of records which starts with a Montmartre Jazzhus live date from 1962 documents the way in which Gordon was playing when he arrived in Europe….his big tone failing to disguise his natural lyricism and his ability to brand a ballad his own. ….The support he received throughout this series was good and one can almost race the main group’s progress as the series unfolds …” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal) 1. Introduction (Dexter Gordon)2. Cheese cake (Dexter Gordon)3. Manha de carnival (Luiz Bonfa)4. Second balcony jump (Jerry Valentine) UPC/EAN: 716043600823 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Cry Me A River (SCCD 36004)

SCCD 36004 Cry Me A River / Dexter Gordon & Atli Bjørn Trio Dexter In Radioland vol. 1 Dexter In Radioland is a mini series within the 36000 “classic” series and there are 7 volumes capturing Dexter in the very best period of his career. Copenhagen was his adoptive home in the 60s and the recordings here took place in the famous jazz club Montmartre with packed with enthusiastic audiences night after night. “… it is difficult to forget the staggering impact made by Dexter Gordon during his early sorties before European audiences….These splendid recordings celebrate Dexter’s first year in Europe and confirm that what we heard then was every … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Stable Mable (SCCD 31040)

SCCD 31040 Stable Mable / Dexter Gordon Quartet “… Dexter plays brilliantly on every track …beautifully recorded ..”(Jazz Journal) 1. Just friends (Klenner/Lewis)2. Misty (Errol Garner)3. Red cross (Charlie Parker)4. So what (Miles Davis)5. In a sentimental mood (Duke Ellington)6. Stablemates (Benny Golson)7. Just friends #1 (Klenner/Lewis)8. Misty #2 (Errol Garner)9. Red cross #3 (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043104024 … Continue reading

Jackie McLean, Dexter Gordon – The Meeting (SCCD 31006)

SCCD 31006 The Meeting / Jackie McLean feat. Dexter Gordon Live at Montmartre 1973 It is incredible that Jackie and Dexter had never recorded together before this date, even though both of them were under Blue Note contract in the 60s. But at last the meeting of the two jazz giants took place in the summer of 1973 at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. The magnificent front line of two hard blowing saxes with the “ grooving rhythm section ” produced “ inventive, stimulating JAZZ ”. “… get The Meeting , you won’t be sorry .” (Coda) “… it’s happy, it’s full of life and it possesses tons of enery .” … Continue reading