Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tim Price Bloggin' For Rico- DEXTER! ( More Than You Know Documentary ) Happiness is a Rico #3 reed..Dexter!! !!

Dexter Gordon is the first musician to translate the language of Bebop to the tenor saxophone.
If you don't have heart....you can't be in this business- Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon More Than You Know Documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=n-ScJf6hYS4#!
dexter gordon 4 tet feat albert tootie heath http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZtVsXZcqJo&feature=share This is vital timeless history- listen and learn.
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor (Round Midnight, Warner Bros, 1986). He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone. His studio and live performance career were both extensive and multifaceted, spanning over 50 years in recorded jazz history.
Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future. Dexter Gordon
When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it's composition. If you don't understand what it's about, you're depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem. Dexter Gordon
If you can't play the blues... you might as well hang it up. Dexter Gordon
TO FIND THE FEATURE....Just write into you tube- Dexter Gordon More Than You Know Documentary...It will come right up. Enjoy! LISTEN...AND LEARN....See you next week- Tim Price

1 comment:

  1. If you do not have any of Dexter's albums please go get a copy of "Go". It was Dexter's favorite recording and it truly is a work of art. The ballad "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry" is worth the price of the CD alone. Dexter ties the verse and the chorus together in a perfect fashion, it's almost operatic.

    Even though it is not a blues there is a cry in Dex's sound that kind of evokes the sound of a sophisticated blues. Listen to the CD you'll know what I'm talking about.

    Dex's other recordings are all wonderful but there is just something special about "Go".