During a period of Dexter Gordon's (tenor sax) life - when he was deep in the throws of chronic drug addiction - the artist was miraculously able to reignite his career during the latter part of 1955. After several years of being out of the spotlight, Gordon resurfaced on the Big Apple-based indie Bethlehem imprint with the half-dozen sides that comprise Daddy Plays the Horn (1956). Joining him as key constituents of the credited Dexter Gordon Quartet are Kenny Drew (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), and Larry Marable (drums). While the support team provides Gordon top-notch contributions throughout, it is unquestionably Drew who offers the most in terms of active interaction and his prominence can not be overstated.

 

Label: BMG

Catalogue Number: 4050538681703

DEXTER GORDON - DADDY PLAYS THE HORN

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