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!