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Sophisticated giant

Maxine Gordon

Sophisticated giant

the life and legacy of Dexter Gordon

by Maxine Gordon

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Saxophonists,
  • Biography,
  • Jazz musicians

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index.

    Other titlesLife and legacy of Dexter Gordon
    StatementMaxine Gordon ; foreword by Farah Jasmine Griffin ; afterword by Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III
    ContributionsGriffin, Farah Jasmine, writer of foreword, Shaw, Woody Louis Armstrong, III, writer of afterword
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML419.G665 G67 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 279 pages
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26977919M
    ISBN 100520280644
    ISBN 109780520280649
    LC Control Number2018012012
    OCLC/WorldCa1029770042

    BOOK TALK Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon with Maxine Gordon, author. FILM SCREENING ‘Round Midnight.   Farah Jasmine Griffin, in her concise foreword, points out how “Sophisticated Giant” differs from such books as Sidney Bechet’s “Treat it Gentle,” Charles Mingus’s “Beneath the.

    Learn about his role in shaping modern jazz at this Gordon: Sophisticated Giant,Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA, Sun Ma 3 pm. Dear readers. In November , Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon was published by University of California Press to excellent reviews. Subscribe Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.

      Sophisticated Giant paints vibrant portraits of the critical turning points in Gordon’s early musical giddiness of getting his first big break with Lionel Hampton while still in high school, the excitement of L.A.’s Central Avenue scene, and the rush of proving himself in the fabled Billy Eckstine Band are all vividly described.   The publication of Sophisticated Giant (University of California Press) also sets the tone for a 20 th anniversary revival of another of Dexter Gordon’s career highlights, Round Midnight, the.


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Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (–), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.

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