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Dexter Gordon’s Prestige Work Compiled

On October 12 Prestige will release Dexter Gordon: The Complete Prestige Recordings, an 11-disc box set boasting 17 previously unreleased tracks that compiles all of the long, tall tenor man’s work for the label.

Gordon appeared on 15 Prestige albums from 1960-73, cutting albums like The Panther and Generation as a leader and working as a sideman for Prestige artists like Booker Ervin. All of this work-including a 1950 session led by trumpeter Wardell Gray, the dates Gordon co-led with fellow tenor player Gene Ammons, and even a non-Prestige session made for Jazzland that yielded 1960’s The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon-is included in the set. Other musicians on these various sessions include Jaki Byard, Clark Terry, Buster Williams, James Moody, Barry Harris, Bobby Timmons, Juniro Mance, Tommy Flnagan and Wynton Kelly.

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