Dexter Gordon


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This very interesting LP is full of historically significant performances from the bebop era. A complement to Spotlite's The Chase, this set has alternate takes from three of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon's 1947 sessions, which feature trombonist Melba Liston, and pianists Jimmy Bunn and Jimmy Rowles. "Blues in Teddy's Flat" from tenor Teddy Edwards, four vocal sides by Earl Coleman (with such sidemen as trumpeter Fats Navarro, tenor Don Lanphere, and pianist Linton Garner), two versions of "Move" by the latter group (without Coleman), and four obscure numbers from trumpeter Howard McGhee's first date as a leader. This timeless music has plenty of exciting moments.