ALL POSTS TAGGED "dexter-gordon"

Showing 5 results

Catch up on some feature articles, media, news, and events from this week that you missed while also checking out our featured events for the coming weeks.

As stated by Ornette Coleman, “The best statements Negroes have made of what their soul is, have been on the tenor saxophone,” the medium that found them chasing spiritual and creative freedom as fervently as Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray began as boys – flexing their muscles in the mirrored brass of their horns, chasing bragging rights.

Courtesy of The Revivalist,  PopMarket, Sony and Woody Shaw III, we are giving away 2 exclusive box sets, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection of Woody Shaw keep reading »

The 2011 Giants of Jazz concert will honor drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath this year. Heath’s career spanned stints with John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, JJ Johnson, and more. Other artists expected to perform will include Don Braden, Sharel Cassity, Cyrus Chestnut, Roy Hargrove, Bob Cranshaw and more! The event is held annually in South Orange, NJ.

This week we take a look at the evolution of the low end of the saxes, the baritone and tenors. These players have defined recordings, performances, sounds, and styles with their rhythmic sensibilities, tonal innovations, and harmonic compositions. Take a look as we go down the line.