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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.

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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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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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