Dexter Gordon - Quotes

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Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.

Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.

In nuclear war all men are cremated equal. ---->>>

A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on. ---->>>

If you can't play the blues... you might as well hang it up. ---->>>

When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it's composition. If you don't understand what it's about, you're depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem. ---->>>

To have a little recognition, that is very nice, you dig. It is good for the ego, for the psyche. ---->>>

What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word - I love it. ---->>>

If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don't know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something. ---->>>

Music is a reservoir... of sounds.

Music is a reservoir... of sounds.

In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.

In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.

Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future.

Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future.

The music scene is more competitive in the States.

The music scene is more competitive in the States.

It's certainly not just a spot opinion; it's something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-27, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 04-25, 1990
Occupation: Musician

Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant" (wikipedia)