Dexter Gordon The Complete Columbia Albums Collection [Box Set] [Limited Edition] (7-CD Box Set)

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  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Sony

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Gingerbread Boy
  • 2.Little Red's Fantasy
  • 3.Fenja
  • 4.In Case You Haven't Heard
  • 5.Fried Bananas

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.It's You or No One
  • 2.Let's Get Down
  • 3.'Round Midnight
  • 4.Backstairs
  • 5.Body and Soul

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Laura
  • 2.The Moontrane
  • 3.Red Top
  • 4.Fried Bananas
  • 5.You're Blas‚
  • 6.How Insensitive
  • 7.Diggin' In
  • 8.It's Only a Paper Moon

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.As Time Goes By
  • 2.Moment's Notice
  • 3.Tanya
  • 4.I Told You So
  • 5.Body and Soul
  • 6.LTD
  • 7.Ruby, My Dear
  • 8.Secret Love

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Introduction
  • 2.Secret Love
  • 3.Introduction
  • 4.The End of a Love Affair
  • 5.Introduction
  • 6.More Than You Know
  • 7.Introduction
  • 8.Blues Up and Down
  • 9.Introduction
  • 10.Cheesecake

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Hi Fly
  • 2.A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • 3.Blues Walk, The (Loose Walk)
  • 4.Gotham City
  • 5.A Conversation with Dexter Gordon: Gotham City / A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / Hi Fly / Blues Walk
  • 6.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Short Version]
  • 7.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Long Version]

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Fried Bananas
  • 2.The Moontrane
  • 3.Red Top
  • 4.Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 5.Project S
  • 6.Isn't She Lovely

Product Description:

Personnel: Dexter Gordon (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eddie Jefferson (vocals); George Benson (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, tuba); Woody Shaw, Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Wayne Andre (trombone); George Cables, George Duke, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Cedar Walton (piano); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Eddie Gladden, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey, Victor Lewis, Billy Brooks (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Jorgensen.
Audio Remixers: Danny Kadar ; Don Puluse; Jerry Smith ; Malcolm Addey; William Wittman.
Liner Note Authors: Michael Cuscuna; Maxine Gordon.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (01/29/1979); Montreux Jazz Festival (01/29/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (01/29/1979); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (01/29/1979); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (03/03/1979); Montreux Jazz Festival (03/03/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (03/03/1979); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (03/03/1979); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Montreux Jazz Festival (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Montreux Jazz Festival (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (07/24/1977); Montreux Jazz Festival (07/24/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (07/24/1977); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (07/24/1977); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Montreux Jazz Festival (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (09/23/1978); Montreux Jazz Festival (09/23/1978); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (09/23/1978); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (09/23/1978); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (11/04/1980); Montreux Jazz Festival (11/04/1980); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (11/04/1980); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (11/04/1980); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Montreux Jazz Festival (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (12/1976); Montreux Jazz Festival (12/1976); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (12/1976); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (12/1976); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (12/1976).
Editor: Ken Robertson.
Introduction by: Dexter Gordon.
Photographer: Ronald G. Harris.
Arranger: Slide Hampton.
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon had been an expatriate since 1963 when he discovered Europe was where the consistently paying jazz gigs were to be found. In 1976 he returned to the States and began recording for Columbia Records and also embarked on an acting career. Sony Legacy repackaged and re-released six Dexter Gordon albums of that era in their entirety with mini-LP sleeves and original cover art: Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard (1976), Sophisticated Giant (1977), Manhattan Symphonie (1978), Live at Carnegie Hall (1978), and Gotham City (1980). Also included is a bonus disc with tracks recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Havana Jam, and a version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" that was released as a single in 1977. While not as celebrated as his Blue Note releases, these Columbia sessions show Gordon hadn't lost his virtuosity and found him playing with a younger generation of jazz musicians such as Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, and George Cables. Lovingly produced by Michael Cuscuna with support from Woody Shaw's son and Gordon's wife, manager and producer Maxine Gordon, who also provided liner notes with Cuscuna, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection affords listeners another opportunity to enjoy this final period of Dexter Gordon's recorded output. ~ Al Campbell

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