Out Now: Dexter Gordon Quartet – Live in Châteauvallon 1978 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD Digipack Edition

Out Now: Dexter Gordon Quartet – Live in Châteauvallon 1978 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD Digipack Edition

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED!

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET WITH SPECIAL ESSAYS BY FAMED JAZZ PRODUCER MICHAEL CUSCUNA, PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ’S WRITER BRIAN MORTON, AND DEXTER’S WIDOW MAXINE GORDON.

PERSONNEL:

DEXTER GORDON: TENOR & SOPRANO SAX
GEORGE CABLES: PIANO
RUFUS REID: BASS
EDDIE GLADDEN: DRUMS

Live at the Châteauvallon Jazz Festival, Châteauvallon, France, November 8, 1978.

TRACKLIST 2CD:

CD 1 (42:56 min.)

01 Tangerine
02 Strollin’

CD 2 (67:36 min.)

01 More Than You Know
02 Gingerbread Boy
03. Long Tall Dexter [closing announcements]

 

TRACKLIST LP:

SIDE A
01. TANGERINE 21:31
(Johnny Mercer-Victor Schertzinger)

SIDE B
01. MORE THAN YOU KNOW 24:56
(Edward Eliscu-Billy Rose-Vincent Youmans)

 

The original quartet was at its peak from its first notes to its last gig, as this concert bears out. Dexter is in a joyous and fiery mood, peppering his solos with outrageous quotes from other songs and stretching out. Few recordings by this amazing foursome have surfaced. This concert is a worthy addition to their discography.” Michael Cuscuna (2019)

I am grateful to Elemental Music for finding this breathtaking recording of the Dexter Gordon Quartet from Châteauvallon.Maxine Gordon (2019)

Any music from the time and orbit of Manhattan Symphonie is of historic value and these recordings from Châteauvallon are of genuine significance. This disc jumps straight into the top five of Gordon releases.” Brian Morton (2019)

The 180 Gram Gatefold LP version was a special release on the occasion of Record Store Day, October 24, 2020 edition.