Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris - Eloquent Improvisational Hard Bop Jazz LP

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17141
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Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris

Blue Note
ST- 84146
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Reissue
Country: US
1963 original release
Released: 2013
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop

Tracklist:


1. Scrapple From The Apple 7:24
2. Willow Weep For Me 8:50


3. Broadway 6:46
4. Stairway To The Stars 6:57
5. A Night In Tunisia


Gordon is at his muscular, swinging best with this 1963 release. He takes on a set of well-known tunes, but infuses each with a fresh sound that leaves no doubt as to both his technical control and his ability to fashion eloquent improvisational statements.

"Our Man in Paris" also features Gordon playing with a superb supporting cast, including the mercurial Bud Powell on piano, the great Kenny Clarke on drums and the fine bassist Pierre Michelot. The four move seamlessly through such standards as "Willow Weep for Me," "Stairway to the Stars," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay."

Gordon's blend of power and lyricism is best displayed on "Stairway to the Stars." On this lovely tune, you can hear Gordon warming to his theme, expanding on each idea, exploring the contours of the melody. In his ability to explore ballads, Dexter's playing rivaled that of Coltrane's.



Dexter Gordon - A Night In Tunisia

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DEXTER GORDON, Scrapple From The Apple (Charlie Parker)

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Dexter Gordon - A Stairway To The Stars

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Blue Note Records