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Homecoming: Dexter Gordon in the Late 1970s

DexIn the late 1970s tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon returned to the United States after a fourteen-year-long sojourn in Europe; a series of wildly successful gigs and a new contract with Columbia Records persuaded him to stay. We’ll hear music from the live double-album Homecoming, as well as tracks from a recent reissue of the record Manhattan Symphonie, the album Sophisticated Giant, and the 3-CD anthology of Gordon’s performances at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco.

Music Heard On This Episode

Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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How Insensitive
Dexter Gordon — Sophisticated Giant (Columbia/Legacy, 1977)
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Little Red's Fantasy
Dexter Gordon — Homecoming (Columbia, 1977)
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Moment's Notice
Dexter Gordon — Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia/Legacy, 1978)
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Tanya
Dexter Gordon — Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia/Legacy, 1978)

Notes: Music-bed break.

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More Than You Know
Dexter Gordon — Mosaic Select (Mosaic, 1979)
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I Told You So
Dexter Gordon — Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia/Legacy, 1978)
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As Time Goes By
Dexter Gordon — Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia/Legacy, 1978)
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Night Lights
Gerry Mulligan — Night Lights (Polygram, 1963)
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