Celebrating Dexter Gordon’s Centennial
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Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and actor.
He was one of the leading bebop tenor saxophonists, with his near-vibratoless sound and prodigious ability to improvise early bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell, and a strong influence on the tenor saxophonists who came after bebop, especially Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.
Born: February 27, 1923, in Los Angeles, CA
Died: April 25, 1990, in Philadelphia, PA
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