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Sophisticated Giant: : the life and legacy of Dexter Gordon / Maxine Gordon.

Gordon, Maxine (författare)
ISBN 9780520280649
Publicerad: Förenta staterna : University of California press, 2018
Copyright: ©2018
Engelska xi, 279 pages
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  • Foreword / Farah Jasmine Griffin -- The saga of Society Red -- An uncommon family -- Education of an Eastside altar boy -- Leaving home -- Pops -- Blowing' the blues away -- Business lessons -- Mischievous lady -- Central Avenue bop -- Trapped -- Resurgence -- New life -- Very saxily yours -- Trouble in Paris -- The Khalif of Valby -- Homecoming -- Bebop at work -- Round midnight -- A night at the Oscars -- Cadenza -- Afterword: For the love of Dex: the matriarch and the messenger / Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III.
  • "Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter's personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, "Man, you ought to leave your karma to science." Dexter Gordon--the icon--is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore--even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the three-dimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps, the gaps created by our misperceptions, but also the gaps left by Dexter himself"--Provided by publisher. 
  • Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. She shows that his image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the three-dimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. -- adapted from publisher info. 

Ämnesord

Jazzmusiker  (sao)
Saxofonister  (sao)
Jazz  (sao)
Modern jazz  (sao)
Tenorsaxofon  (sao)
Jazz musicians  (fast)
Saxophonists  (fast)
Jazz  (lcsh)
Jazz  (lcsh)
Jazz musicians  (lcsh)
Saxophonists  (lcsh)
Saxophone  (lcsh)

Genre

Biografier  (saogf)

Personnamn

Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990.

Indexterm och SAB-rubrik

Ijz Musik: särskilda tonkonstnärer

Klassifikation

788.7/165092 (DDC)
Ijz Gordon, Dexter (kssb/8)
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