Thursday, December 21, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Album:Daddy Plays The Horn
The 50s were not a great decade for tenor sax great Dexter Gordon. He was addicted to drugs and spent several years in jail. So he didn't record much and Daddy Plays The Horn is one of two records he did for Bethlehem Records in 1955. This is an excellent version of Charlie Parker's Confirmation with Kenny Drew on piano, Larance Marable on drums and Leroy Vinnegar on bass. Daddy Plays The Horn was out of print for decades but was rereleased last year by Shout Factory. Jazz fans should check it out. Dexter Gordon would get out of jail in 1960 and move to Europe until the mid 70s. Here's a video of Dexter Gordon performing Loose Walk in Switzerland 1964 with George Gruntz on piano, Guy Pedersen on bass & Daniel Humair on drums.