Forthcoming RSD 2020 Release (Oct 24): Dexter Gordon Quartet – Live in Châteauvallon 1978 (Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP Edition)

Forthcoming RSD 2020 Release (Oct 24): Dexter Gordon Quartet – Live in Châteauvallon 1978 (Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP Edition)

A new Limited 180 Gram LP edition with previously unreleased material by the Dexter Gordon Quartet is coming out this Autumn on the occasion of Record Store Day, October 24, 2020 edition.

Available on RECORD STORE DAY, Oct. 24, 2020:

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED!

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

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)

PERSONNEL:

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

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)