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.