CD The Complete Columbia Albums Collection [Box Set] [Limited Edition] [Box] [Dexter Gordon] [7 discs] (CD 16036649),
back to browsing

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection [Box Set] [Limited Edition] [Box] [Dexter Gordon] [7 discs]


  • 0. DISC 1: HOMECOMING: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD DISC ONE:
    1. Gingerbread Boy
    2. Little Red's Fantasy
    3. Fenja
    4. In Case You Haven't Heard
    5. Fried Bananas
    0. DISC 2: HOMECOMING: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD DISC TWO:
    1. It's You or No One
    2. Let's Get Down
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. Backstairs
    5. Body and Soul
    0. DISC 3: SOPHISTICATED GIANT:
    1. Laura
    2. Moontrane, The
    3. Red Top
    4. Fried Bananas
    5. You're Blas
    6. How Insensitive
    7. Diggin' In
    8. It's Only a Paper Moon
    0. DISC 4: MANHATTAN SYMPHONIE:
    1. As Time Goes By
    2. Moment's Notice
    3. Tanya
    4. I Told You So
    5. Body and Soul
    6. LTD
    7. Ruby, My Dear
    8. Secret Love
    0. DISC 5: LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL:
    1. Introduction
    2. Secret Love
    3. Introduction
    4. End of a Love Affair, The
    5. Introduction
    6. More Than You Know
    7. Introduction
    8. Blues Up and Down
    9. Introduction
    10. Cheesecake
    0. DISC 6: GOTHAM CITY:
    1. Hi Fly
    2. Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, A
    3. Blues Walk, The (Loose Walk)
    4. Gotham City
    5. Conversation with Dexter Gordon: Gotham City/A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square/Hi Fly/Blues Walk, A
    6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Short Version]
    7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Long Version]
    0. DISC 7: GREAT ENCOUNTERS:
    1. Fried Bananas
    2. Moontrane, The
    3. Red Top
    4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
    5. Project S
    6. Isn't She Lovely
    Read More...
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 91891

  • Credits
    ProducerJay Chattaway; Jim Fishel; Mike Berniker; Michael Cuscuna; Bert deCoteaux
    EngineerDavid Richards; Stanley Tonkel; Don Puluse; Doug Epstein; Joe Jorgensen; Jerry Smith; Malcolm Addey; Russ Payne; Tom Arrison; William Wittman

    Personnel: Dexter Gordon (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eddie Jefferson (vocals); George Benson (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, tuba); Woody Shaw, Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Wayne Andre (trombone); George Cables, George Duke, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Cedar Walton (piano); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Eddie Gladden, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey, Victor Lewis, Billy Brooks (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Joe Jorgensen.
    Audio Remixers: Danny Kadar ; Don Puluse; Jerry Smith ; Malcolm Addey; William Wittman.
    Liner Note Authors: Michael Cuscuna; Maxine Gordon.
    Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (01/29/1979); Montreux Jazz Festival (01/29/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (01/29/1979); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (01/29/1979); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (01/29/1979); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (03/03/1979); Montreux Jazz Festival (03/03/1979); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (03/03/1979); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (03/03/1979); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (03/03/1979); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Montreux Jazz Festival (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (05/01/1978-05/04/1978); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Montreux Jazz Festival (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (06/21/1977-06/22/1977); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (07/24/1977); Montreux Jazz Festival (07/24/1977); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (07/24/1977); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (07/24/1977); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (07/24/1977); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Montreux Jazz Festival (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (08/11/1980-08/12/1980); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (09/23/1978); Montreux Jazz Festival (09/23/1978); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (09/23/1978); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (09/23/1978); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (09/23/1978); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (11/04/1980); Montreux Jazz Festival (11/04/1980); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (11/04/1980); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (11/04/1980); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (11/04/1980); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Montreux Jazz Festival (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (12/11/1976-12/12/1976); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco (12/1976); Montreux Jazz Festival (12/1976); Sound Ideas, New York, NY (12/1976); The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (12/1976); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (12/1976).
    Editor: Ken Robertson.
    Introduction by: Dexter Gordon.
    Photographer: Ronald G. Harris.
    Arranger: Slide Hampton.
    Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon had been an expatriate since 1963 when he discovered Europe was where the consistently paying jazz gigs were to be found. In 1976 he returned to the States and began recording for Columbia Records and also embarked on an acting career. Sony Legacy repackaged and re-released six Dexter Gordon albums of that era in their entirety with mini-LP sleeves and original cover art: Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard (1976), Sophisticated Giant (1977), Manhattan Symphonie (1978), Live at Carnegie Hall (1978), and Gotham City (1980). Also included is a bonus disc with tracks recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Havana Jam, and a version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" that was released as a single in 1977. While not as celebrated as his Blue Note releases, these Columbia sessions show Gordon hadn't lost his virtuosity and found him playing with a younger generation of jazz musicians such as Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, and George Cables. Lovingly produced by Michael Cuscuna with support from Woody Shaw's son and Gordon's wife, manager and producer Maxine Gordon, who also provided liner notes with Cuscuna, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection affords listeners another opportunity to enjoy this final period of Dexter Gordon's recorded output. ~ Al Campbell

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $52.46
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $11.78

    CD
  • buy now for

    $10.77

    CD
  • buy now for

    $13.43

    CD
  • buy now for

    $19.03

    CD