Dexter Gordon “Biting The Apple” (G1080)

New Release – 180 gram pure vinyl – Audiofile Edition Shipping March 10 2017 G1080 Dexter Gordon “Biting The Apple” Recorded in NYC in the midst of Dexter’s great come back to the USA Biting The Apple was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Diamant of 1978 by the Montreux Jazz Festival. “Biting The Apple being recorded around the same time as his “Homecoming” (CBS) album sounds much better with strong backing by pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Al Foster.” (Oakland Tribune) “… Dexter in command, authoritative and muscularly assertive as ever…” (Mike Hennessey – Jazz Journal) “… excellent representation of his strength and subtlety in this … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Candlelight Lady (SCCD 31785)

SCCD 31785 Dexter Gordon Quartet “Candlelight Lady” Loose Walk the gritty soulfulness of his playing reminds us just how much we miss the greats of his generation. They don't make 'em like this anymore.” 1. The Rainbow People (Dexter Gordon)2. Old Folks (Dedate Hill)3. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones)4. Candlelight Lady (Dexter Gordon)5. Sticky Vicket (Dexter Gordon)6. Montmartre (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: 716043178520 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Satin Doll (SCCD 36038)

SCCD 36038 Dexter Gordon Quartet “Satin Doll” Another magical summer night of 1967 from the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen finds Dexter Gordon in company of drummer Art Taylor who heats up the evening’s temperature. “ Dex's idiosyncratic spoken intros to tunes like "I Should Care" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" are charming, and the gritty soulfulness of his playing reminds us just how much we miss the greats of his generation. They don't make 'em like this anymore .” (JazzTimes’ Chris Kelsey on Loose Walk SCCD 36032) “ …a welcome program that finds Gordon in a limber and exploratory mode. Foibles in fidelity aside, Dex aficionados will be sold … Continue reading

Jackie McLean, Dexter Gordon – Montmartre Summit 1973 (SCCD 37001/2)

1. Introduction by Jackie McLean ()2. All clean (Dexter Gordon)3. Rue de la Harpe (Sahib Shihab)4. Callin' (Kenny Drew)5. Sunset (Kenny Drew)6. On the trail (Ferdie Grofé)1. Half Nelson (Miles Davis)2. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)3. On the trail (Ferdie Grofé)4. Closing (Jackie McLean)5. Another hair-do (Charlie Parker)6. Dexter digs in (Dexter Gordon)7. Closing (Jackie McLean) UPC/EAN: 716043700127 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Stella By Starlight (SCCD 36036)

Montmartre Jazzhus 1966 The final programme of Montmartre broadcast series from 1965/66 finds Dexter Gordon in the company of his old friend from his Californian days Pony Poindexter. “ This broadcast makes for an impressive souvenir of the fleeting combination of Little Pony and Long Tall Dexter, and shows how fluently and engagingly they performed together. The stuff of their brief collaboration, 6,000 miles from where they first combined on a bandstand, emphasises that more than 20 years after the bop revolution, men like these continued to explore the possibilities of the idiom, but with a greater maturity than in their earlier work.” (Mark Gardner) 1. Stella By Starlight (Young, … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Ladybird (SCCD 36035)

SCCD 36035 Ladybird / Dexter Gordon Quintet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 The fifth and the last volume of “Montmartre Jazzhus 1965” Series turned out to be a reunion of Blue Note’s 1964 release “One Flight Up” team. Dexter Gordon was apparently enjoying the presence of the younger trumpeter Donald Byrd one year after their first encounter in a Paris studio. “ … Dexter and Donald again achieved an excellent blend and a relaxed outing …The two horns made for a nice contrast, with Byrd’s bright, melodic lines set beside Gordon’s robust outpourings .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Ladybird (Tadd Dameron)2. So What (Miles Davis)3. Who Can I Turn To ()4. Blues By … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Heartaches (SCCD 36034)

SCCD 36034 Heartaches / Dexter Gordon Quartet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 Jazzhus Montmartre in the summer of 1965 Dexter Gordon spent most of his evenings performing at Jazzhus Montmartre packed with his loyal fans. This is the fourth volume from those unforgettable five evenings taped by the Danish Radio and made available for the broader audience for the first time by SteepleChase. “…. absolutely essential live transcriptions …” (Mark Gardner) 1. Heartaches (Hoffmann-Klenner)2. Devilette (Ben Tucker)3. You've Changed (Fischer-Carey)4. Introduction ()5. So What (Miles Davis) UPC/EAN: 716043603428 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Misty (SCCD 36033)

SCCD 36033 Misty / Dexter Gordon Quartet Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 In the summer of 1965 Dexter Gordon spent most of his evenings performing at Jazzhus Montmartre packed with his loyal fans. Five of these evenings were taped by the Danish Radio and SteepleChase is making them all available for the first time. This CD captures high-spirited Dexter on the third night. 1. Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn)2. Shiny Stockings (Frank Foster)3. Misty (Erroll Garner)4. Cheese Cake (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: 716043603329 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – The Complete Trio & Quartet Studio Recordings 1974-76 (SCCD 30010/17)

SCCD30010/17 Dexter Gordon “Complete Trio & Quartet Recordings “ SteepleChase released its first LP (SCCD 31001 Live At Montmartre Jackie McLean Quartet) in January 1973. Yes, it’s 30 years ago. SteepleChase celebrates the 30 th anniversary with this special release of Dexter Gordon 8-CD box set with 52-page booklet loaded with hitherto unpublished photos of Dexter and his sidemen. The tenor giant Dexter Gordon was and still is the backbone of SteepleChase throughout the years. The collaboration between Dexter Gordon and SteepleChase in the year 1974 – 1976 coincides with the artist’s peak of his creative power. 1. Some other blues (take 1) (John Coltrane)2. Some other blues (take 2) … Continue reading

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