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Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant

Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon
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.
Maxine Gordon is a historian and archivist. Former collaborator of Gil Evans, Shirley Scott or Louis Hayes, she was the wife of saxophonist Dexter Gordon.
Foreword by Farah Jasmine Griffin, postface by Woody Shaw III.

Translated from the English (American) by Philippe Carrard (original title: Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon, University of California Press, 2020).
published in January 2021
French edition
12,5 x 19 cm (softcover)
328 pages (b/w ill.)
ISBN : 979-10-94601-36-5
EAN : 9791094601365
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