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Format: DVD
Sku: 205075105
UPC: 747313900251
UPC 14: 00747313900251
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Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon features three concerts filmed in 1963 and 1964 in Holland, Switzerland and Belgium that highlight the bebop legend's classic style and silky tone. Filmed while Dexter was living in Europe, these shows feature legendary side musicians such as Art Taylor (drums) and Kenny Drew (piano) and jazz classics "Blues Walk", "A Night In Tunisia", "Body And Soul" and others. One of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history (both John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins claim him as an influence), Dexter Gordon is captured in sharp form and style on this 70-minute tour de force.

Holland 7/29/64
A Night In Tunisia
What’s New
Blues Walk

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
George Gruntz (Piano)
Guy Pedersen (Bass)
Daniel Humair (Drums)

Switzerland 11/17/63
Second Balcony Jump
You’ve Changed

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
Kenny Drew – Piano
Gilbert "Bibi" Rovere - Bass
Art Taylor- Drums

Belgium 1/8/64
Lady Bird
Body And Soul

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
George Gruntz (Piano)
Guy Pedersen (Bass)
Daniel Humair (Drums)

"On the performances on this DVD, Dexter at age 40 was at the peak of his powers. His tone resonates with power and beauty, his chops enable him to execute whatever occurs to him and his ideas flow seamlessly. Lester Young once told him that it was essential to know the lyrics to a song to play it properly. Based on his ballad performances here, especially on “You’ve Changed,” it’s a lesson learned well.  Michael Cuscuna
"On the performances on this DVD, Dexter at age 40 was at the peak of his powers. His tone resonates with power and beauty, his chops enable him to execute whatever occurs to him and his ideas flow seamlessly. Lester Young once told him that it was essential to know the lyrics to a song to play it properly. Based on his ballad performances here, especially on “You’ve Changed,” it’s a lesson learned well.  Michael Cuscuna

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Video Features DVD, No Longer Produced

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Video Mfg Name Studio: Naxos Of America, Inc
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/4/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2119002
Video UPC UPC: 00747313900251
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dexter Gordon

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jazz Icons
Product attributeLabel:   Naxos Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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