Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon
9:23 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Dexter Gordon Tribute on Thursday

Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophonist and bebop pioneer, born this date in 1923

Dexter Gordon was born on this date in 1923: 91 years ago. A bebop pioneer, the tenor sax player was a New York musician in the 40's until he was sidelined by addiction and incarceration. He had several reincarnations and was always recognized as a huge talent when he was available to perform. In 1986, Gordon acted in the Bertrand Tavernier-directed "Round Midnight". Much more on Dexter Gordon is available here. Tune into First Take with Lando and Chavis on Thursday morning for some of Gordon's best!

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Arts and Culture
2:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Why Dexter Gordon's "Round Midnight" is 1st among jazz films

KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" has launched a new feature, "Jazz on Film." KUVO music volunteer and educational consultant Matthew Goldwasser, Ph.D. chose French director Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film "'Round Midnight" as first in the canon.

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