Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gordon Dexter - Gotham City (1980 recording vinyl LP)


 "We are what we believe we are."   C. S. Lewis

 

Gotham City is a jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1980 and released by Columbia in 1981.

 

Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone

George Benson – electric guitar 

Cedar Walton – piano

Percy Heath – bass

Art Blakey – drums

 

AllMusic Reviewer Scott Yanow's writes:  "Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was still in pretty good form at the time of this later recording. The veteran great is joined by an all-star rhythm section (pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Art Blakey) along with guest appearances from trumpeter Woody Shaw and guitarist George Benson. Although this boppish set is rather brief (just four songs totalling around 37 minutes), the quality of the solos is quite high. " 


I love George Benson's guitar playing here.  The solo is a killer.  Then, he got famous.  I think he is a better guitar player than a singer.  Should have stuck to the guitar.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday /

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.


I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

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