Quotes by Dexter Gordon

About Dexter Gordon:

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years.

Author Bio

  • NameDexter Gordon
  • DescriptionAmerican jazz tenor saxophonist
  • BornFebruary 27, 1923
  • DiedApril 25, 1990
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionComposer; Saxophonist; Jazz Musician