Andrew Greenwood Quartet tributes Dexter Gordon - Nov. 30, 2023

The Andrew Greenwood Quintet Presents A Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was one of the first players of the instrument in the bebop idiom of musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell.

Gordon's sound was commonly characterized as being "large" and spacious and he had a tendency to play behind the beat. He was known for humorously inserting musical quotes into his solos, with sources as diverse as popular tunes, "Happy Birthday", and the operas of Wagner.

Andrew Greenwood - tenor sax
Miguelito Valdes - trumpet
Tony Genge - piano
Louis Rudner - bass
Kelby MacNayr - drums
Posted: Nov. 30, 2023
Filmed: Nov. 30, 2023