- Name: Dexter Gordon
- Born: 02/27/1923
- Died: 04/25/1990 (67 years old)
- Occupation: Musician, composer, bandleader, actor
- Website: http://www.DexterGordon.com
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was one of the first players of the instrument in the bebop idiom of musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell. Gordon’s height was 6feet 6inches (198cm), so he was also known as “Long Tall Dexter” and “Sophisticated Giant”. His studio and performance career spanned over 40 years.
Alias: Long Tall Dexter, Dexter Gordon
Genre: Jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dexter Gordon quotes :
Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.Dexter Gordon