Wave: by Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) spent some years living and playing in Europe. In August 1975, he was recorded in Switzerland playing with Kenny Drew (piano), Niels Pedersen (bass), and Alex Riel (drums). Recommended is his version of Wave, a bossa nova written by the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

This recording is filled with quotes and creative phrases. Dexter Gordon effortlessly comes out with overwhelmingly powerful phrases that range across his instrument. There are also quotes from The Girl From Ipanema and One Note Samba. Enjoy!

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