The Dexter Gordon Quartet Espace Cardin 1977 180g LP
TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the March 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Newly Discovered Performance On Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP!
In 1977 Dexter Gordon was in the midst of major shifts in his life and his
career and had signed with a major label for the first time. At the age of 55,
he was in the process of forming and leading his first permanent working band.
Amid all this activity and change comes this Paris concert from September 25,
1977. This is truly unique as it is the only recording of Dexter playing with Al
Haig. A major find and a worthy addition to Dexter’s discography.
"At the height of his career and the height of his artistic powers, Gordon
had no lack of performing and recording opportunities in the late 70s, but this
record stands out. No jazz fan should miss his masterful solo cadenza that
concludes "Body and Soul" here." - Duck Baker, The Absolute Sound,
• Limited Edition
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Newly discovered performance
• Dexter Gordon & Al Haig's only existing collaboration
• Gatefold jacket
• Special essay by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna
• All tracks previously unissued
Dexter Gordon, tenor sax
Al Haig, piano
Pierre Michelot, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums
1. Sticky Wicket
1. Body And Soul