Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – The Rainbow People (SCCD 31521)

SCCD 31521 The Rainbow People / Dexter Gordon Quintet Feat. Benny Bailey Gordon/Bailey Co. dazzles us again with their powerful live performance on this third volume from the Swedish tour of 1974, which produced highly successful two previous CDs: SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” and SCCD 31373 “Revelation”. “… 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) "… 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. … 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, 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