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Album Review

Veteran tenor Dexter Gordon and altoist Jackie McLean teamed up for a few club dates in 1973 and the results have been released on two Steeple Chase albums; the other one is The Meeting. Unlike the earlier release which focused on lesser-known material, The Source features the saxophonists on three jazz standards (Miles Davis's "Half Nelson," "I Can't Get Started" and Charlie Parker's "Another Hair-Do") in addition to reviving Dexter Gordon's 1947 composition "Dexter Digs In." The music is a bit loose and long-winded ("Half Nelson" is over 18 minutes long) but recommended to straightahead jazz fans.

Customer Reviews

The Source

This album of what Jazz is, and what can happen when two great Jazz musicians with an admiration for each other come together. It is a treat to hear Jackie McLean and Dexter Gordon together. This was a live date that allowed them to strecth out on tunes like Half Nelson and Another Hairdo. Dexter's intensity comes through even on the short closing themes ending the sets. Jackie is on fire and clearly these two giants of Jazz are having fun as they play for the live audience, well suported by Niels Henning, Alex Riel and Kenny Drew.

Biography

Born: February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Dexter Gordon had such a colorful and eventful life (with three separate comebacks) that his story would make a great Hollywood movie. The top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, Gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other songs, but he created a large body of superior work and could battle nearly anyone successfully at a jam session. His first important gig was with Lionel Hampton (1940-1943) although, due to Illinois...
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