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 – 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 – 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, 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 – 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