Dexter Gordon – Strings & Things (SCCD 31145)

SCCD 31145 Strings & Things / Dexter Gordon with string orchestra A superb follow-up of Dexter’s 1975 monumental recording “More Than You Know” (SCCD 31030). The release comprises extra material from 1975 recordings and recordings from Finland in the following year with Finnish arranger/bandleader Esko Linnavalli. 1. Sari (Esko Linnavalli)2. Eclipse (Esko Linnavalli)3. This happy madness (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. A good time was had by all (Thad Jones)5. The girl with the purple eyes (Dexter Gordon)6. Ernie's tune (Dexter Gordon)7. More than you know (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu) UPC/EAN: 716043114528 … 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