Tokyo 1975

Format: CD
Release Date: 7/13/2018
Style(s): Post Bop
Availability: In Stock

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This previously unreleased live recording captures Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) in concert with perhaps his finest, and most consistent, rhythm section. Pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath - the house band at Jazzhus in Copenhagen, where Gordon lived and played regularly for 14 years during the 1960s and '70s - joined the towering tenor saxophonist for this performance at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall on Oct. 1, 1975. The well-seasoned group gets right to business, kicking off the set with "Fried Bananas," a signature Gordon original that was first recorded on his 1969 album More Power! The rest of the set includes two standards - "Days of Wine and Roses," and "Misty" - plus the show closer, Billy Eckstine's innuendo-rich "Jelly, Jelly," the lyric of which Gordon sings, to the audience's delight. 


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1. Fried Bananas
Length: 09:29
2. Days of Wine and Roses
Length: 08:44
3. Misty
Length: 10:51
4. Jelly, Jelly, Jelly
Length: 07:42
5. Rhythm-A-Ning
Length: 14:10
6. Old Folks
Length: 12:43
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 63:39
UPC: 8435395502181