Dexter Gordon – After Midnight (SCCD 31226)

SCCD 31226 After Midnight / Dexter Gordon Quintet “.. .fans of DG’s massive, laid back authority will surely want to add this engaging set to their collection…a thoroughly satisfying late-night-set .” (Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal International) 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: 716043122622 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – After Hours (SCCD 31224)

SCCD 31224 After Hours / Dexter Gordon Quintet At the time this album was released originally on LP in 1986, Dexter was attracting renewed interest from the public by receiving nomination for an Academy Award for his performance (as an actor) of the leading role in the feature film “Round Midnight”. Though Dexter spent his last years in USA after his great come-back signing with CBS, his prime time as a musician was from his European days. This recording includes some of his best ever playings. “ Some might criticise that Dexter put out too many albums but this recording I cannot do without …” (Jyllandsposten) 1. I remember you … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Swiss Nights, Vol. 2 (SCCD 31090)

SCCD 31090 Swiss Nights Vol. 2 / Dexter Gordon Quartet The second volume of the legendary live session from Zurich. “ Recorded at the Zurich Jazz Festival three years ago, this is one of a number of fine albums Dexter Gordon made on the continent around this time …” (Jazz Journal International) 1. There's no greater love (Symes-Jones)2. Sticky wicket (Dexter Gordon)3. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. Rhythm-a-ning/Theme (Thelonious Monk)5. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)6. Montmartre/Theme (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: 716043109029 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Swiss Nights, Vol. 1 (SCCD 31050)

SCCD 31050 Swisds Nights Vol. 1 / Dexter Gordon Quartet The first volume of the much acclaimed “Swiss Nights” series celebrated the first 50th release of SteepleChase label which after two years in business had firmly established itself to be one of the major independent jazz labels. “ The Zürich Jazz Festival last year (1975) evidently found Dexter Gordon in a relaxed and mellow mood. He has made many good records …but this set is one of the best …” (Jazz Journal) 1. Tenor madness (Sonny Rollins)2. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)3. You've changed (Victor Young)4. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)5. The panther (Dexter Gordon)6. Montmartre (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Something Different (SCCD 31136)

SCCD 31136 Something Different / Dexter Gordon Quartet “… ‘Something Different’…finds Gordon at the top of his form…While melodic continuity has always been one of Gordon’s trademarks, the seamless passion of his playing here makes ‘Something Different’ one of the tenor giant’s essential albums .” (Larry Kart, Chicago Tribune) “… The great tenor saxophonist is in grand form in a quartet in which he is complemented and challenged by the young Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and by Gordon’s favorite drummer, Billy Higgins …” (Doug Ramsey, Chronicles Of Culture) 1. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)2. When sunny gets blue (M. Fisher)3. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)4. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)5. Yesterday's mood (Slide Hampton)6. … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Swiss Nights, Vol. 3 (SCCD 31110)

SCCD 31110 Swiss Nights Vol. 3 / Dexter Gordon Quartet This is the third and the last volume of the famed live recordings from Zurich Jazz Festival with an additional track with trumpeter Joe Newman as a guest player. “…. this is another superb performance from Dexter Gordon who also takes the vocal on Jelly Jelly a 12 bar blues theme created by Billy Eckstine…if you enjoy fine Jazz Tenor playing or especially if you play Tenor Sax you must have this record.” (Jazz Journal) 1. Introduction ()2. Tenor madness (Sonny Rollins)3. Jelly jelly (Billy Eckstine)4. Didn't we (Webb J.)5. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)6. Sophisticated lady (Duke … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Biting The Apple (SCCD 31080)

SCCD 31080 Biting The Apple / Dexter Gordon Quartet “ Biting The Apple ” recorded in NYC in the midst of Dexter’s great come back to the USA was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Diamant of 1978 by the Montreux Jazz Festival. 1. Apple jump (Dexter Gordon)2. I'll remember April (DePaul/Raye)3. Georgia on my mind (Hoagy Carmichael)4. Blue bossa (Kenny Dorham)5. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)6. A la modal (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: 716043108022 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – More Than You Know (SCCD 31030)

SCCD 31030 More Thank You Know / Dexter Gordon & Orchestra Arranged and conducted by Palle Mikkelborg It has long been a dream for Dexter to record an album with orchestra with strings. The dream came true on his second album after he became exclusive recording artist for SteepleChase. Many years passed since then but Dexter had still called this recording his favourite and best in one of the interviews before his death. The orchestra here consists of members from the Royal Danish Orchestra, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Danish Radio Big Band. The arranger/conductor (and trumpeter) Palle Mikkelborg has also arranged and conducted Miles Davis’s last … Continue reading