BOBBY GORDON, JAZZ POET

Clarinetist / singer Bobby Gordon is one of the great poets of jazz.  I won’t say he’s “unsung” because the people who know love his delicate traceries.  And Bobby certainly knows how to sing!

I could write a paragraph on his sweet quirky lyricism, his way of finding the delicious surprising notes that go right to our hearts — but eight bars of Bobby will do it better than any description.

Here he is at the 1997 Mid-America Jazz Festival — thanks to Don Wolff for the video! — with Marty Grosz and Greg Cohen, on a tender IT’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN:

Something sweet from the same session (with Peter Ecklund, cornet; Greg, string bass) prefaced by one of Philosopher / Social Anthropologist / Professor Grosz’s analyses, so true:

Thank you, Bobby, Marty, Peter, Greg, and Don.  This music brings the sun in the room.

May your happiness increase.

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3 responses to “BOBBY GORDON, JAZZ POET

  1. jOhn P. Cooper

    Is this the Bobby Gordon that had some vintage LPs on WB?

  2. One or two late-Sixties (I think) lps on Decca, with strings, I believe.

  3. Marybeth Murtaugh Beechen

    Will someone please tell me how to contact Bobby Gordon by email or whatever? I remember him from Chicago in the early 60s and his great album “Old South, New Sound”?

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