“A GREAT PRESENCE”: DAN MORGENSTERN RECALLS DEXTER GORDON (July 6, 2018)

More tales from our favorite storyteller.  Dan remembers Dexter Gordon, musician and man, actor, father, and friend.

I’d asked Dan about a small slew of saxophonists, but Dexter was the one he really wanted to talk about that afternoon:

and here’s Dexter in Switzerland, 1963, playing YOU’VE CHANGED:

May your happiness increase!

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4 responses to ““A GREAT PRESENCE”: DAN MORGENSTERN RECALLS DEXTER GORDON (July 6, 2018)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Beautiful and “down home” comments from Dan.I only got to see Dexter twice In the sixties when he played Boston after making some records for Prestige.He was everything Dan iterated and more.Lester will always be my favorite tenor-man,a case can made for rating Dexter the greatest tenor player of all-time.Nice to hear Dex on a tune he loved,”You;ve Changed.”the side-men were Kenny Drew Senior on piano,Art Taylor and unknown bassist.Thanks,Michael.

  2. Girish Trivedi

    Dexter Gordon was a fine tenor man with an imposing physique. In Copenhagen in Denmark where he played often, as soon as he walked into a club and started to put his Sax together, the crowd started cheering even before a single note was blown. RIP.

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