Dexter Gordon

Sophisticated Giant

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  • $20.99

Originally recorded in June of 1977, the album finds Gordon on both tenor and soprano saxophone joined by an all-star “Dextette,” 10 crack players including trumpeters Woody Shaw and Benny Bailey, Frank Wess on alto and flute, trombonists Slide Hampton and Wayne Andre, Howard Johnson on tuba, vibes master Bobby Hutcherson, and the rhythm section of George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Includes the Gordon original “Fried Bananas,” Shaw’s “The Moontrane” plus standards such as “Laura” and “You’re Blasé” all arranged by Slide Hampton and produced by Michael Cuscuna.