Gilles Peterson speaks to Maxine Gordon, the life partner of Dexter Gordon. Maxine Gordon is an art advocate, jazz historian, archivist, scholar, manager and producer. She began her career in Jazz as a road manager for Gil Evans and her story continued.

She has just published a Book “Sophisticated Giant” in which she wrote about the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz.

 

Playlist:

Dexter Gordon – Blues Up and Down
Dexter Gordon – 3 Bags Full
Dexter Gordon – Le Coiffeur
Dexter Gordon – Modal Music
Dexter Gordon – Soy Califa
Dexter Gordon – Une Noche Con Francis
Dexter Gordon – Diggin’ In
Dexter Gordon – Night In Tunisia
Shirley Scott – Don’t Look Back
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
Paul Guerrero – Bolivia WLV
Dexter Gordon – Cattin Lattin
Dexter Gordon – You’ve Changed
Dexter Gordon – Stairway O The Stars
Dexter Gordon – Affair In Havana
Dexter Gordon – Body and Soul
Dexter Gordon – I’m A Fool To Want You
Dexter Gordon – Love For Sale
Dexter Gordon – Tanya

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