Love for Sale

Dexter Gordon

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Love for Sale Review

by Scott Yanow

Dexter Gordon and his Quartet of 1964 (pianist Tete Montoliu, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Alex Riel) had a three-month engagement at the Montmartre Club in Copenhagen, broadcasting on the radio every other Thursday. SteepleChase has released these consistently exciting (and well-recorded) performances on six CDs. Love for Sale features the impressive group jamming on the title cut, "Cherokee," two Gordon originals (including "Big Fat Butterfly" which has the tenor taking a brief vocal) and an emotional rendition of "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry." It's recommended, as are all of the releases in this valuable Dexter in Radioland series.

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