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Dexter Gordon Discography

 

1941 (The age of 18)

Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra

Karle George, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp) Fried Beckett, Sonny Craven, Harry Sloan (tb) Marshall Royal (as, cl) Ray Perry (as, vln) Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet (ts) Jack McVea (bars) Lionel Hampton (vib, vo) Milt Buckner (p) Irving Ashby (g) Vernon Alley (b) George Jenkins (d) Rubel Blakey (vo)
NYC, December 24, 1941
70100-A Just for You Decca 18265; Coral (G) COPS 7185
70101-A Southern Echoes Decca 18285; Coral (G) COPS 7185
- Southern Echoes (alt. take) MCA (F) 510.140
70102-A My Wish Decca 18265; Coral (G) COPS 7185
70103-A Nola Decca 18285; Coral (G) COPS 7185
* Lionel Hampton, Vol. 1: 1941-1942 (Coral (G) COPS 7185)
* Lionel Hampton 6 - Extra Takes 1941-1949 (MCA (F) 510.140)
* Lionel Hampton - Just for You c/w My Wish (Decca 18265)
* Lionel Hampton - Southern Echoes c/w Nola (Decca 18285)

1943 (The age of 20)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Nat "King" Cole (p) possibly Johnny Miller (b) Juicy Owens (d)
Los Angeles, CA, late 1943 or circa July, 1944
1892 I've Found a New Baby Mercury 8900, 15003; Phoenix LP 5
1893 Rosetta Mercury 8900; Phoenix LP 5
1894 Sweet Lorraine Mercury 15003; Phoenix LP 5
1895 I Blowed and Gone Phoenix LP 5
* Nat King Cole Meets the Master Saxes (Phoenix LP 5; Spotlite (E) SPJ 136)
* Dexter Gordon - I've Found a New Baby c/w Rosetta (Mercury 8900; Clef 8900)
* Dexter Gordon - I've Found a New Baby c/w Sweet Lorraine (Mercury 15003)

1944

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra

Tony DiNardi, Jake Porter, Clint Waters, Leroy White (tp) Allen Durham, George Washington (tb) Emerson Harper, Sahib Shihab (as) Dexter Gordon, Woodrow Keys (ts) Herman Johnson (bars) Horace Henderson (p) unknown (b) Gene Shelton (d) Fletcher Henderson (cond)
Hollywood, CA, April 24, 1944
  One O'Clock Jump (theme) AFRS Jubilee 76
  I Got Rhythm -
  Keep 'Em Swinging -
  Stompin' at the Savoy -
  Bugle Blues -
  One O'Clock Jump (theme) -
* Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra (AFRS Jubilee 76)

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra

same personnel
Hollywood, CA, May 1, 1944
  One O'Clock Jump (theme) AFRS Jubilee 77
  Jeep Rhythm -
  Rose Room -
  Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie -
  One O'Clock Jump (theme) -
* Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra (AFRS Jubilee 77)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

Jesse Brown, Lester Currant, Andrew Ford, Thomas Grider (tp) Louis Armstrong (tp, vo) Larry Anderson, Joe Taswell Baird, Adam Martin (tb) John Brown, Willard Brown (as) Dexter Gordon, Teddy McRae (ts) Ernest Thompson (bars) Ed Swanston (p) Emmett Slay (g) Alfred Moore (b) James Harris (d) Velma Middleton, Jimmy Ross (vo)
NYC, May 19 & 20, 1944
  Ain't Misbehavin' Blue Ace BA 3603
  I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City AFRS One Night Stand 240
  Besame Mucho -
  A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody -
  Swanee River -
  Baby Don't You Cry -
  Don't Sweetheart Me -
  Easy as You Go AFRS One Night Stand 253
  Blues in the Night -
  I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night -
  I'll Be Around -
  Keep on Jumpin' -
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra 1944-1945 (Blue Ace BA 3603; BYG (J) YX 4007)
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS One Night Stand 240)
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS One Night Stand 253)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, May 23, 1944
  unknown titles AFRS One Night Stand 267
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS One Night Stand 267)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

omit Ross
South Gate, May 26, 1944
  No Love, No Nothin' Swing House (E) SWH 44
  Is My Baby Blue Tonight? -
  Blues in the Night -
  Keep on Jumpin' -
* Louis Armstrong New Orleans Masters, Vol. 2 (Swing House (E) SWH 44)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

add Jimmy Ross (vo)
Stockton, CA, June 7, 1944
  King Porter Stomp AFRS Spotlight Bands 382
  It's Love Love Love -
  Ain't Misbehavin' -
  When It's Sleepy Time Down South -
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS Spotlight Bands 382)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

Jesse Brown, Lester Currant, Andrew Ford, Thomas Grider (tp) Louis Armstrong (tp, vo) Larry Anderson, Joe Taswell Baird, Adam Martin (tb) John Brown, Willard Brown (as) Dexter Gordon, Teddy McRae (ts) Ernest Thompson (bars) Ed Swanston (p) Emmett Slay (g) Alfred Moore (b) James Harris (d) Dorothy Dandridge (vo -4)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1944
1. Groovin' MCA Decca 3063 72
2. Baby -
3. Don't You Cry -
4. Whatcha Say -
* Louis Armstrong - Chronological Study (MCA Decca 3063 72)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

Velma Middleton, Jimmy Ross (vo) replaces Dandridge
Fort Wachuka, August 18, 1944
  Louise AFRS Spotlight Bands 444
  Going My Way -
  Sweet and Lovely -
  Groovin' -
  Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby -
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS Spotlight Bands 444)

Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (tb) Gerald Valentine (tb, arr) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) John Malachi (p, arr) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Sarah Vaughan (vo) Billy Eckstine (vo, vtb) Tadd Dameron, Jerry Valentine (arr)
NYC, September 5, 1944
118-2 If That's the Way You Feel DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
119-4 I Want to Talk About You DeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
120 Blowing the Blues Away Swingtime (E) ST 1015
120-3 - DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
121-2 Opus X DeLuxe 2002; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
122 I'll Wait and Pray DeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
123 The Real Thing Happened to Me DeLuxe 2002; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B (Ember (E) FA 2010)
* Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra (Audio Lab AL 1549)
* Billy Eckstine - Blowing the Blues Away (Swingtime (E) ST 1015)
* Billy Eckstine - If That's the Way You Feel c/w Blowing the Blues Away (DeLuxe 2001)
* Billy Eckstine - I Want to Talk About You c/w I'll Wait and Pray (DeLuxe 2003)
* Billy Eckstine - Opus X c/w The Real Thing Happened to Me (DeLuxe 2002)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

Jesse Brown, Lester Currant, Andrew Ford, Thomas Grider (tp) Louis Armstrong (tp, vo) Larry Anderson, Joe Taswell Baird, Adam Martin (tb) John Brown, Willard Brown (as) Dexter Gordon, Teddy McRae (ts) Ernest Thompson (bars) Ed Swanston (p) Emmett Slay (g) Alfred Moore (b) James Harris (d) Velma Middleton, Jimmy Ross (vo)
Camp Reynolds, September 12, 1944
  Time Alone Will Tell AFRS Spotlight Bands 465
  Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby -
  King Porter Stomp -
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra (AFRS Spotlight Bands 465)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

omit Middleton, Ross
Philadelphia, PA, September 12, 1944
  Perdido IAJRC 21
  Brother Bill -
  Ain't Misbehavin' -
  Groovin' -
* Various Artists - Various Artist BG, Louis, Pops and Tram (IAJRC 21)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

add Velma Middleton, Jimmy Ross (vo)
NYC, September 21, 1944
  Perdido Blue Ace BA 3603
  Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby -
* Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra 1944-1945 (Blue Ace BA 3603; BYG (J) YX 4007)

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

same personnel
Tuskogge Airfield, October 5, 1944
  Theme Duke (It) D 1021
  Keep on Jumpin' -
  Swingin' on a Star -
  It Had to Be You -
* Louis Armstrong Armed Forces Radio Service 1943/44 (Duke (It) D 1021)

1945

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Frank Paparelli (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Murray Shipinski (b) Irv Kluger (d)
NYC, February 9, 1945
G555 Blue 'n' Boogie Guild 1001; Musicraft 485, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige PR 24030
* Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High (Savoy MG 12020)
* Dizzy Gillespie - In the Beginning (Prestige PR 24030)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Shaw 'Nuff (Musicraft MVSCD 53)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'n' Boogie c/w Groovin' High (Guild 1001)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'n' Boogie c/w A Handfulla Gimme (Musicraft 485)

Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (tb) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) John Malachi (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine (vo)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1 Lonesome Lover Blues National 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC54-3 A Cottage for Sale National 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2 I Love the Rhythm in a Riff National 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56 Last Night National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - Blues for Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness (Regent MG 6058)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B and the Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Various Artists - The Advance Guard of the '40s (EmArcy MG 36016)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues for Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues (EmArcy EP 1-6041)
* Billy Eckstine - Mood for Love (EmArcy EP 1-6045)
* Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues c/w Last Night (National 9015)
* Billy Eckstine - A Cottage for Sale c/w I Love the Rhythm in a Riff (National 9014)

Ben Webster Nonet

Don Byas, Herbie Fields, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster (ts) Stuff Smith (vln) Duke Ellington (p) unknown (g) Al Lucas (b) Eddie Nicholson (d)
NYC, August 20, 1945
  Honeysuckle Rose Jazz Archives (F) JA 35
* Ben Webster Nonet (Jazz Archives (F) JA 35)

Sir Charles Thompson and his All Stars

Buck Clayton (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Danny Barker (g) Jimmy Butts (b) J.C. Heard (d)
NYC, September 4, 1945
R1030 Takin' Off Apollo 757, LAP 103; Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D; Vogue (F) LD 038, LDAP 769
R1031 If I Had You -
R1032 20th Century Blues Apollo 759, LAP 103; Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D; Vogue (F) LD 038, LDAP 769
R1033 The Street Beat -
* Charlie Parker - Every Bit of It 1945 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D)
* Sir Charles Thompson - The Fabulous Apollo Sessions (Vogue (F) LDAP 769)
* Sir Charles Thompson and his All Stars (Apollo LAP 103)
* Sir Charles Thompson - Takin' Off c/w If I Had You (Apollo 757; Swing (F) 385)
* Sir Charles Thompson - 20th Century Blues c/w The Street Beat (Apollo 759; Swing (F) 386)
* Sir Charles Thompson and his All Stars (no details) (Vogue (F) LD 038)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Sadik Hakim (p) Gene Ramey (b) Eddie Nicholson (d)
NYC, October 30, 1945
D5841 Blow Mr. Dexter (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
- Blow Mr. Dexter Savoy 576, XP 8023, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
D5842 Dexter's Deck -
D5843 Dexter's Cuttin' Out Savoy 612, XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
D5844 Dexter's Minor Mad Savoy 612, MG 9022, MG 12130, SJL 2211
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (Savoy MG 12130)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9016)
* Various Artists - Birth of the Bop, Vol. 1 (Savoy MG 9022)
* Dexter Gordon - New Trends in Jazz, Vol. 4 (Savoy XP 8023)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8080)
* Dexter Gordon - Blow Mr. Dexter c/w Dexter's Deck (Savoy 576, 914)
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter's Cuttin' Out c/w Dexter's Minor Mad (Savoy 612, 917)

1946

Benny Carter and his Orchestra

Emmett Berry, Joe Newman, Shorty Rogers (tp) Neal Hefti (tp, arr) Al Grey, Alton Moore, Sandy Williams, Trummy Young (tb) Tony Scott (cl, as) Russell Procope (as) Benny Carter (as, tp, arr) Willard Brown (as, bars) Don Byas, Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny White (p) Freddie Green (g) John Simmons (b) J.C. Heard (d) Maxine Sullivan (vo) James Cannady, Frank Comstock (arr)
NYC, January 8, 1946
171 I'm the Caring Kind DeLuxe 1012; Ember (E) EJS 802; Audio Lab AL 1505; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1013
172 Looking for a Boy DeLuxe 1009, DEP 281, LP 295-84; Ember (E) EJS 802; Audio Lab AL 1505; Swingtime (E) ST 1013
173 Rose Room DeLuxe 1028, DEP 282, LP 295-84; Ember (E) EJS 802; Audio Lab AL 1505; Swingtime (E) ST 1013
* The Fabulous Benny Carter (Audio Lab AL 1505)
* Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra (Audio Lab AL 1549)
* Benny Carter, Vol. 1 - The DeLuxe Recording (Swingtime (E) ST 1013)
* Benny Carter - Some of These Days c/w I'm the Caring Kind (DeLuxe 1012, 3012)
* Benny Carter - Who's Sorry Now? c/w Looking for a Boy (DeLuxe 1009, 3009)
* Benny Carter - Diga Diga Doo c/w Rose Room (DeLuxe 1028, 3028)
* Benny Carter and his Orchestra (no details) (Ember (E) EJS 802; DeLuxe DEP 281, LP 295-84, DEP 282)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Leonard Hawkins (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, January 29, 1946
S5878 Long Tall Dexter Savoy 603, MG 9023, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- Long Tall Dexter (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
S5879-1 Dexter Rides Again Savoy 623, XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
S5880-13 I Can't Escape from You Savoy 595, MG 12130, SJL 2211
S5880-7 I Can't Escape from You (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
S5881 Dexter Digs In Savoy 595, 603, MG 9025, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- Dexter Digs In (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
- Dexter Digs In (alt. take 2) Savoy Jazz SVY 17027
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (Savoy MG 12130)
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Dexter Gordon - Settin' the Pace (Savoy Jazz SVY 17027)
* Various Artists - Birth of the Bop, Vol. 2 (Savoy MG 9023)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9016)
* Various Artists - Birth of the Bop, Vol. 4 (Savoy MG 9025)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8080)
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter c/w Dexter Digs In (Savoy 603, 923)
* Charlie Kennedy - I Can't Give You Anything But Love c/w Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (Savoy 623)
* Dexter Gordon - I Can't Escape from You c/w Dexter Digs In (Savoy 595)

Numa Lee Davis with Russell Jacquet and his Yellow Jackets

Russell Jacquet (tp) Gus Evans (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Arthur Dennis (bars) Jimmy Bunn (p) Leo Blevins (g) Herman Washington (b) Chico Hamilton (d) Numa Lee Davis (vo)
Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 1946
JRC234 Just a Dream Jewel ON 2000
JRC235 Wake Up Old Maid Jewel ON 2000; Savoy SJL 2242
JRC235-2 Wake Up Old Maid (take 2) Savoy SJL 2242
JRC235-5 Wake Up Old Maid (take 5) -
* Various Artists - Black California, Vol. 2 (Savoy SJL 2242)
* Numa Lee Davis - Just a Dream c/w Wake Up Old Maid (Jewel ON 2000)

Russell Jacquet and his Yellow Jackets

Russell Jacquet (tp, vo) Gus Evans (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Arthur Dennis (bars) Jimmy Bunn (p) Leo Blevins (g) Herman Washington (b) Chico Hamilton (d)
Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 1946
JRC236-1 Blues a la Russ Jewel ON 2001; Savoy SJL 2242
JRC236-5 Blues a la Russ (take 5) Savoy SJL 2242
JRC236-7 Blues a la Russ (take 7) -
JRC237-3 Side Saddle Blues Jewel ON 2001
* Various Artists - Black California, Vol. 2 (Savoy SJL 2242)
* Russell Jacquet - Blues a la Russ c/w Side Saddle Blues (Jewel ON 2001)

1947

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Melba Liston (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) Charles Fox (p) Red Callender (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
Hollywood, CA, June 5, 1947
D1081-D Mischievous Lady Dial 1018; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1081-E - Dial LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1082-C Lullaby in Rhythm Dial 1038; Phoenix LP 5; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD
D1082-F - Dial LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Chase (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130)
* Nat King Cole Meets the Master Saxes (Phoenix LP 5; Spotlite (E) SPJ 136)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - Move! (Spotlite (E) SPJ 133)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Complete Sessions (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD)
* Dexter Gordon (Dial LP 204)
* Dexter Gordon - Mischievous Lady c/w Ghost of a Chance (Dial 1018)
* Dexter Gordon - Lullaby in Rhythm c/w Talk of the Town (Dial 1038)

Wardell Gray - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Red Callender (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
Hollywood, CA, June 12, 1947
D1083-C The Chase (nc.) Dial LP 211; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1083-D The Chase, Pt. 1 Dial 1017; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1084-D The Chase, Pt. 2 -
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Chase (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Complete Sessions (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD)
* Various Artists - Mr. Saxophone......? (Dial LP 211)
* Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - The Chase, Pt. 1&2 (Dial 1017)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Red Callender (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
Hollywood, CA, June 12, 1947
D1085-A Chromatic Aberration Dial LP 204
D1085-B - Dial 1054; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1085-C Iridescence (Chromatic Aberration) Spotlite (E) SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
D1086-A It's the Talk of the Town, I (On the Town) Dial LP 210; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1086-B It's the Talk of the Town, II (Talk of the Town) Dial 1038; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
D1087-A Bikini (Blues Bikini) Dial 1022, 1054, 759, LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Chase (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - Move! (Spotlite (E) SPJ 133)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Complete Sessions (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD)
* Dexter Gordon (Dial LP 204)
* Various Artists - Swinging with the Woody Herman Woodchoppers (Dial LP 210)
* Dexter Gordon - Chromatic Aberration c/w Blues Bikini (Dial 1054)
* Dexter Gordon - Lullaby in Rhythm c/w Talk of the Town (Dial 1038)
* Charlie Parker - Stupendous c/w Dexter Gordon - Bikini (Dial 1022)
= Various Artists - Bebop Jazz 1948 (Dial D 2)
* Teddy Edwards - Blues in Teddy's Flat c/w Bikini (Dial 759)

Mary Ann McCall with Ralph Burns Orchestra

Howard McGhee (tp) Willie Smith (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d) Mary Ann McCall (vo) Ralph Burns (arr, cond)
Los Angeles, CA, June 19, 1947
HCO2391-1 Money Is Honey Columbia 37590; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swt) JCB 20
HCO2392-2 (I Want A) Big Butter and Egg Man Columbia 38131; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swt) JCB 20
HCO2393-1 On Time Columbia 37590; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swt) JCB 20
* Various Artists - Okeh Jazz (Epic EG 37315)
* Various Artists - McGhee Special (Jazz Circle Basel (Swt) JCB 20)
* Mary Ann McCall - Money Is Honey c/w On Time (Columbia 37590)
* Mary Ann McCall - Big Butter and Egg Man c/w Trouble Is a Man (Columbia 38131)

Benny Carter and his Orchestra

Al Grey (tb) Benny Carter (as, tp) Dexter Gordon, Lucky Thompson (ts) Sonny White (p) Jimmy Cannady (g) Tom Moultrie (b) Percy Brice (d) Clarke Gilben, Hal Hooper, Jane Hutton, Chuck Lowry (vo) a.o.
Pasadena, CA, middle 1947
  One O'Clock Jump Spotlite (E) SPJ 148
  Jump Call -
  My Gal Sal -
  Prelude to a Kiss AFRS Jubilee 246
  Somebody Loves Me -
* Various Artists - Jazz Off the Air, Vol. 3 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 148)
* Benny Carter and his Orchestra (AFRS Jubilee 246)

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) possibly Leroy Gray (b) Ken Kennedy (d)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP3 The Hunt, Pt. 1 (Rock' n' Shoals) Bop 104; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP4 The Hunt, Pt. 2 (Rock' n' Shoals) -
BOP5 The Hunt, Pt. 3 (Rock' n' Shoals) Bop 105; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP6 The Hunt, Pt. 4 (Rock' n' Shoals) -
BOP7 The Hunt, Pt. 5 (Rock' n' Shoals) Bop 101; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP8 The Hunt, Pt. 6 (Rock' n' Shoals) -
BOP9 The Hunt, Pt. 7 (Rock' n' Shoals) Bop 102; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP10 The Hunt, Pt. 8 (Rock' n' Shoals) -
* Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert - West Coast (Savoy MG 12012)
* Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Hunt (Savoy SJL 2222)
* Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Concert, Vol. 2 (Savoy MG 9027)
* Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session, Vol. 1 (Savoy XP 8100)
* Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8115)
* Howard McGhee - The Hunt, Pt. 1 c/w Sonny Criss - The Hunt, Pt. 2 (Bop 104)
* Barney Kessel - The Hunt, Pt. 3 c/w Trummy Young - The Hunt, Pt. 4 (Bop 105)
* Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - The Hunt, Pt. 5 c/w The Hunt, Pt. 6 (Bop 101)
* Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - The Hunt, Pt. 7 c/w The Hunt, Pt. 8 (Bop 102)

The Bopland Boys

same personnel
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP15 Bopera, Pt. 1 (Disorder at the Border) Bop 107; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP16 Bopera, Pt. 2 (Disorder at the Border) -
BOP17 Bopera, Pt. 3 (Disorder at the Border) Bop 108; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP18 Bopera, Pt. 4 (Disorder at the Border) -
BOP19 Bopera, Pt. 5 (Disorder at the Border) Bop 109; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP20 Bopera, Pt. 6 (Disorder at the Border) -
BOP21 Bopera, Pt. 7 (Disorder at the Border) Bop 110; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
* Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert - West Coast (Savoy MG 12012)
* Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Hunt (Savoy SJL 2222)
* Trummy Young - Bopera, Pt. 1 c/w Wardell Gray - Bopera, Pt. 2 (Bop 107)
* Howard McGhee - Bopera, Pt. 3 c/w Sonny Criss - Bopera, Pt. 4 (Bop 108)
* Dexter Gordon - Bopera, Pt. 5 c/w Barney Kessel - Bopera, Pt. 6 (Bop 109)
* Hampton Hawes - Bopera, Pt. 7 c/w Wild Bill Moore - Unfinished Bopera (Bop 110)

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Roy Porter (d)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP36 Bopland, Pt. 1 (Byas-A-Drink) Savoy 962, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP37 Bopland, Pt. 2 (Byas-A-Drink) -
BOP38 Bopland, Pt. 3 (Byas-A-Drink) Savoy 963, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP39 Bopland, Pt. 4 (Byas-A-Drink) -
BOP40 Bopland, Pt. 5 (Byas-A-Drink) Savoy 964, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP41 Bopland, Pt. 6 (Byas-A-Drink) -
BOP42 Jeronimo, Pt. 1 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) Bop 111; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP43 Jeronimo, Pt. 2 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) -
BOP44 Jeronimo, Pt. 3 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) Bop 112; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP45 Jeronimo, Pt. 4 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) -
BOP46 Jeronimo, Pt. 5 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) Bop 113; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP47 Jeronimo, Pt. 6 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) -
BOP48 Jeronimo, Pt. 7 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) Bop 114; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP49 Jeronimo, Pt. 8 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee) -
* Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Hunt (Savoy SJL 2222)
* Various Artists - Jazz Concert West Coast (Regent MG 6049; Savoy MG 12196)
* Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Concert, Vol. 1 (Savoy MG 9020)
* The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Pt. 1&2 (Savoy 962)
* The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Pt. 3&4 (Savoy 963)
* The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Pt. 5&6 (Savoy 964)
* Trummy Young - Jeronimo, Pt. 1 c/w Barney Kessel - Jeronimo, Pt. 2 (Bop 111)
* Barney Kessel/Sonny Criss - Jeronimo, Pt. 3 c/w Sonny Criss - Jeronimo, Pt. 4 (Bop 112)
* Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo, Pt. 5 c/w Jeronimo, Pt. 6 (Bop 113)
* Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo, Pt. 7 c/w Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - Jeronimo, Pt. 8 (Bop 114)

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Roy Porter (d)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP54 Bop After Hours, Pt. 1 (After Hours Bop) Bop 115; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP55 Bop After Hours, Pt. 2 (After Hours Bop) -
BOP56 Bop After Hours, Pt. 3 (After Hours Bop) Bop 116; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP57 Bop After Hours, Pt. 4 (After Hours Bop) -
BOP58 Bop After Hours, Pt. 5 (After Hours Bop) Bop 117; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP59 Bop After Hours, Pt. 6 (After Hours Bop) -
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Trummy Young - Bop After Hours, Pt. 1 c/w Barney Kessel - Bop After Hours, Pt. 2 (Bop 115)
* Dexter Gordon - Bop After Hours, Pt. 3 c/w Howard McGhee - Bop After Hours, Pt. 4 (Bop 116)
* Hampton Hawes - Bop After Hours, Pt. 5 c/w Sonny Criss - Bop After Hours, Pt. 6 (Bop 117)

Red Norvo Septet

Ray Linn (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (ts, as) Red Norvo (vib) Dodo Marmarosa (p -2) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d) Shorty Rogers (arr)
Los Angeles, CA, November 28, 1947
1. 2626-5D I'll Follow You Capitol 15233, M 11029; Mosaic MQ19-170
2. 2644-4D Bop! -
* Various Artists - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 4 (Capitol M 11029)
* Various Artists - Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (Mosaic MQ19-170, MD12-170)
* Red Norvo - I'll Follow You c/w Bop! (Capitol 15233)

Jesse Price and his Blues Band

Ray Linn (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (ts, as) Red Norvo (p) Barney Kessel (g -1) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d) Jesse Price (vo) Shorty Rogers (arr)
Los Angeles, CA, November 28, 1947
1. 2627-2D Baby, Let's Be Friends! Capitol 15138; Mosaic MQ19-170; Capitol CDP 8 52051-2
2. 2628-1D My Baby Done Left Me -
* Various Artists - Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (Mosaic MQ19-170, MD12-170)
* Jesse Price - Baby, Let's Be Friends! c/w My Baby Done Left Me (Capitol 15138)
* Jesse Price and his Blues Band (no details) (Capitol CDP 8 52051-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Red Callender (b) Roy Porter (d)
NYC, December 4, 1947
D1141-C Ghost of a Chance Dial 1042 (alt.), LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
D1141-E - Dial 1018; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1142-A Sweet and Lovely Dial LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 133, SPJ 130 CD
D1142-D - Dial 1042, 1042 (alt.); Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - Move! (Spotlite (E) SPJ 133)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Chase (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Complete Sessions (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD)
* Dexter Gordon (Dial LP 204)
* Dexter Gordon - Ghost of a Chance c/w Sweet and Lovely (Dial 1042 (alt.))
* Dexter Gordon - Mischievous Lady c/w Ghost of a Chance (Dial 1018)
* James Moody - Oh, Well! c/w Dexter Gordon - Sweet and Lovely (Dial 1042)

Dexter Gordon - Teddy Edwards Quintet

Teddy Edwards, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Red Callender (b) Roy Porter (d)
NYC, December 4, 1947
D1143-C The Duel, Pt. 1 (Horning In, Pt. 1) Dial 1028 (alt.), LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1143-DD The Duel, Pt. 1 Dial 1028; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130, SPJ 130 CD
D1144-C The Duel, Pt. 2 (Horning In, Pt. 2) Dial 1028 (alt.), LP 204; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD
D1144-DF The Duel, Pt. 2 Dial 1028; Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Chase (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130)
* Dexter Gordon on Dial - The Complete Sessions (Spotlite (E) SPJ 130 CD)
* Dexter Gordon (Dial LP 204)
* Dexter Gordon/Teddy Edwards - The Duel, Pt. 1&2 (Dial 1028 (alt.))
= Dexter Gordon/Teddy Edwards - Horning In, Pt. 1&2 (Dial 1048)
* Dexter Gordon/Teddy Edwards - The Duel, Pt. 1&2 (Dial 1028)

Dexter Gordon Quintette

Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, December 11, 1947
S3491-3 Settin'n the Pace, Pt. 1 Savoy 913, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
S3492-3 Settin'n the Pace, Pt. 2 -
S3493 So Easy Savoy 960, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- So Easy (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
S3494 Dexter's Riff Savoy 960, XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- Dexter's Riff (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (Savoy MG 12130)
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Dexter Gordon and his Boys (Savoy MG 9003)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9016)
* Dexter Gordon - New Trends in Jazz, Vol. 3 (Savoy XP 8022)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8080)
* Dexter Gordon - Settin'n the Pace, Pt. 1&2 (Savoy 913)
* Dexter Gordon - So Easy c/w Dexter's Riff (Savoy 960)

Wynonie Harris

Bob Merrill (tp) Gerald Valentine (tb) Don Stovall (as) Dexter Gordon, William Parker (ts) unknown (p) Rene Hall (g) unknown (b) unknown (d) Wynonie Harris (vo)
NYC, December 16, 1947
K5318 Snake Hearted Woman Blues unissued
K5319 Wild Women Blues -
K5320 Baby, Baby Shame on You -
K5321 Your Money Don't Mean a Thing (Come Live with Me Baby) King 4217
* Wynonie Harris - Love Is Like Rain c/w Your Money Don't Mean a Thing (Come Live with Me Baby)(King 4217)

Leo Parker's All Stars

Joe Newman (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts, as) Leo Parker (bars) Hank Jones (p) Curly Russell (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
NYC, December 19, 1947
S3495-1 Wee Dot Savoy SJL 2211
S3495-2 - Savoy SJL 2225
S3495-3 - Savoy 950, XP 8060, MG 9009, SJL 2211
S3495-4 - Savoy SJL 2225
S3496 Solitude Savoy 929, XP 8060, MG 9024, SJL 2225
S3497-1 The Lion Roars Savoy SJL 2211
S3497-2 - Savoy SJL 2225
S3497-3 The Lion Roars (Lion's Roar) Savoy XP 8060, MG 9026, SJL 2211
S3497-4 The Lion Roars Savoy SJL 2225
S3498 Mad Lad Boogie Savoy 929, XP 8060
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Various Artists - The Bebop Boys (Savoy SJL 2225)
* Leo Parker's All Stars (Savoy MG 9009)
* Various Artists - Birth of the Bop, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9024)
* Various Artists - Birth of the Bop, Vol. 5 (Savoy MG 9026)
* Leo Parker - Birth of Bop, Vol. 1 (Savoy XP 8060)
* Leo Parker - Wee Dot c/w Leapin' Leo (Savoy 950)
* Leo Parker - Solitude c/w Mad Lad Boogie (Savoy 929)

Dexter Gordon and his Boys

Fats Navarro (tp -2/4) Dexter Gordon (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Art Mardigan (d)
NYC, December 22, 1947
1. S3511 Dexter's Mood Savoy XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12133, SJL 2211
2. S3512 Dextrose Savoy 955, XP 8023, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
3. S3513 Index Savoy XP 8023, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
4. S3514 Dextivity Savoy XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
* Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia (Savoy MG 12133)
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9016)
* Dexter Gordon and his Boys (Savoy MG 9003)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8080)
* Dexter Gordon - New Trends in Jazz, Vol. 4 (Savoy XP 8023)
* Dexter Gordon - New Trends in Jazz, Vol. 3 (Savoy XP 8022)
* Dexter Gordon - Dextrose c/w Fats Navarro - Nostalgia (Savoy 955)

1948 (The age of 25)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Red Callender (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
December 16, 1948
  One the Town IAJRC 15
* Various Artists - Battle of Tenor Saxes (IAJRC 15)

1949

Tadd Dameron and his Orchestra

Fats Navarro (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Sahib Shihab (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Vidal Balado (cga) Diego Iborra (bgo) Rae Pearl (vo)
NYC, January 18, 1949
3391-3E Sid's Delight Capitol 57-60006, M 11059, (J) ECJ 50073
3392-3E Casbah -
* Dizzy Gillespie - Strictly Be Bop (Capitol M 11059)
* Various Artists - Bebop Professors (Capitol (J) ECJ 50073)
* Tadd Dameron - Sid's Delight c/w Casbah (Capitol 57-60006)

1950

Wardell Gray - Dexter Gordon Septet

Clark Terry (tp) Sonny Criss (as) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Billy Hadnott (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Damita Jo (vo -3)
"Hula Hut Club", Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1950
1. (1231) Jazz on Sunset, Pt. 1&2 (aka Move) Prestige 778, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Fantasy OJCCD 051-2
2. (1232) Jazz on Sunset, Pt. 3&4 (aka Move) Prestige 779, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Fantasy OJCCD 051-2
3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love Xanadu 200
* Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRLP 7009; Fantasy OJC 051)
= Wardell Gray Memorial Album (Prestige PR 7343)
* Wardell Gray - Central Avenue (Prestige P 24062)
* The Sonny Criss Memorial Album (Xanadu 200)
* Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2 (Fantasy OJCCD 051-2)
* Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert (Prestige PRLP 128)
* Wardell Gray - Jazz on Sunset, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 778)
* Wardell Gray - Jazz on Sunset, Pt. 3&4 (Prestige 779)

Helen Humes

Vernon Smith (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Freddie Simon (bars -1/4) Maurice Simon (bars -5/8) Ernie Freeman (p -1/4) Ernie Freedman (p -5/8) Red Callender (b) J.C. Heard (d) Helen Humes (vo)
Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1950
1. D418 Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby Savoy SJL 2215
2. D419-4 Helen's Advice Discovery 535; Savoy SJL 2215
3. D420 Knockin' Myself Out Savoy SJL 2215
4. D421-4 Airplane Blues Discovery 535; Savoy SJL 2215
5. Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby Savoy SJL 2215
6. Helen's Advice -
7. Knockin' Myself Out -
8. Airplane Blues -
* Various Artists - Black California (Savoy SJL 2215)
* Helen Humes - Helen's Advice c/w Airplane Blues (Discovery 535)

1952

Helen Humes

unknown (tp) unknown (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) unknown (p) unknown (g) unknown (b) unknown (d) Helen Humes (vo)
'Just Jazz Concert', Pasadena, CA, February 2, 1952
  They Raided the Joint Decca 28113
  Loud Takin' Woman -
  Mean Way of Lovin' -
  I Cried for You -
* Helen Humes - New Million Dollar Secret (Decca 28113; Whiskey, Women and... KM 701)

Les Thompson Septet

Conte Candoli (tp -1,3/5) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (ts) Les Thompson (hca -3/5) Bobby Tucker (p) Don Bagley (b) Chico Hamilton (d)
'Just Jazz Concert', Pasadena, CA, February 2, 1952
1. The Steeplechase Decca DL 7025
2. The Chase -
3. Take the "A" Train RCA Victor LPM 3102
4. Robbins' Nest -
5. Stardust -
* Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - Gene Norman Presents the Chase and the Steeplechase (Decca DL 7025)
* Les Thompson - Gene Norman Presents Just Jazz (RCA Victor LPM 3102)

Wardell Gray - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Wardell Gray (ts -1/4) Dexter Gordon (ts, bars) Gerald Wiggins (p, org, cel) Red Callender (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Gladys Bentley (vo)
Hollywood, CA, June 9, 1952
1. The Rubaiyat Fontana FJL 907
2. The Rubaiyat (alt. take) -
3. Jungle Jungle Jump -
4. Citizen's Bop -
5. My Kinda Love -
* Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Master Swingers! (Fontana FJL 907)

Lowell Fulson Sextet

Dexter Gordon (ts) unknown (bars) unknown (p) Lowell Fulson (g) unknown (b) unknown (d)
Hollywood, CA, June, 1952
  Good Party Shuffle Swing Time 320
* Lowell Fulson (Swing Time 320)

1955 (The age of 32)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Lawrence Marable (d)
Hollywood, CA, September 18, 1955
  Daddy Plays the Horn Bethlehem BCP 36
  Confirmation, Pt. 1&2 Bethlehem 11026, BCP 36
  Darn That Dream Bethlehem 11025, BCP 36, BCP 6035
  Number Four Bethlehem 11025, BCP 36
  Autumn in New York, Pt. 1&2 Bethlehem 11085, BCP 36
  You Can Depend on Me Bethlehem BCP 36
* Dexter Gordon - Daddy Plays the Horn (Bethlehem BCP 36)
* Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxphones (Bethlehem BCP 6035)
* Dexter Gordon - Confirmation, Pt. 1&2 (Bethlehem 11026)
* Dexter Gordon - Number Four c/w Darn That Dream (Bethlehem 11025)
* Dexter Gordon - Autumn in New York, Pt. 1&2 (Bethlehem 11085)

Stan Levey Sextet

Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Stan Levey (d)
Los Angeles, CA, September 27 & 28, 1955
  Diggin' for Diz Bethlehem BCP 37
  Ruby, My Dear -
  Tune Up -
  La Chaloupee -
  Day In, Day Out -
  Stanley the Steamer -
  This Time the Dream's on Me -
* Stan Levey - This Time the Drum's on Me (Bethlehem BCP 37)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Jimmy Robinson (tp -1/6) Dexter Gordon (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
November 11 & 12, 1955
1. Cry Me a River Dootone DLP 207
2. Don't Worry 'Bout Me -
3. I Hear Music -
4. I Should Care -
5. Blowin' for Dootsie -
6. Tenderly -
7. Silver Plated -
8. Rhythm Mad -
9. Bonna Rue -
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Blows Hot and Cool (Dootone DLP 207)

1960 (The age of 37)

Dexter Gordon Sextet

Martin Banks (tp -1/4,6) Richard Boone (tb -1/4,6) Dexter Gordon (ts) Dolo Coker (p) Charles Green (b) Lawrence Marable (d)
Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 1960
1. Home Run Jazzland JLP 29, JLP 1001
2. Dolo Jazzland JLP 29
3. Lovely Lisa -
4. Affair in Havana -
5. Jodi -
6. Field Day -
* The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon (Jazzland JLP 29; Prestige MPP 2511; Fantasy OJCCD 929-2)
* Various Artists - The Stars of Jazz 1961 (Jazzland JLP 1001)

1961

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Tucker (b) Al Harewood (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 6, 1961
tk.5 I Was Doing All Right Blue Note BLP 4077
tk.10 I Want More Blue Note CDP 7 84077-2, (J) TOCJ 5941/44
tk.12 You've Changed Blue Note BLP 4077, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.13 Society Red Blue Note BLP 4077
tk.20 It's You or No One Blue Note BLP 4077, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.18 For Regulars Only (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 84077-2
tk.21 For Regulars Only Blue Note BLP 4077
* Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright (Blue Note BLP 4077, CDP 7 84077-2)
* Dexter Gordon Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 393-H2)
* Various Artists - The Other Side Blue Note 4000 Series (Blue Note (J) TOCJ 5941/44)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1961
tk.4 Landslide Blue Note LT 1051, (J) TOCJ 5941/44
tk.8 Modal Mood Blue Note 45-1829, BLP 4083, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.13 Clear the Dex Blue Note BLP 4083, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.20 Soul Sister Blue Note 45-1828, BLP 4083
tk.26 Smile Blue Note BLP 4083
tk.28 Ernie's Tune Blue Note 45-1829, BLP 4083, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.32 I Want More Blue Note BLP 4083
tk.34 The End of a Love Affair Blue Note BLP 4083, BN-LA 393-H2
* Dexter Gordon - Landslide (Blue Note LT 1051)
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling... (Blue Note BLP 4083, CDP 7 46544-2)
* Dexter Gordon Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 393-H2)
* Various Artists - The Other Side Blue Note 4000 Series (Blue Note (J) TOCJ 5941/44)
* Dexter Gordon - Ernie's Tune c/w Modal Mood (Blue Note 45-1829)
* Dexter Gordon - Soul Sister, Pt. 1&2 (Blue Note 45-1828)

1962

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Al Lucas (b) Willie Bobo (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 5, 1962
tk.11 Serenade in Blue Blue Note LT 1051
tk.12 You Said It -
tk.19 Love Locked Out -
  Six Bits Jones rejected
  McSplivens -
  How Now -
* Dexter Gordon - Landslide (Blue Note LT 1051)

Pony Poindexter Nonet

Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as) Pony Poindexter (as, ss) Dexter Gordon, Billy Mitchell (ts) Pepper Adams (bars) Gildo Machones (p) Bill Yancey (b) Charlie Persip (d) Gene Kee (arr)
NYC, May 10, 1962
  Cattin' Latin Epic LA 16035
  Pony's Express -
  Artistry in Rhythm -
  Salt Peanuts -
  Struttin' with Some Barbecue -
  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Columbia CL 1893
* Pony Poindexter - Pony's Express (Epic LA 16035)
* Various Artists - Jingle Bell Jazz (Columbia CL 1893, CS 8693)

Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Dexter Gordon (ts) Don Patterson (org) Paul Weedon (g) Billy James (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 14, 1962
tk.4 Lady Be Good Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34200-2
tk.6 or 7 unknown title, No. 1 rejected
tk.10 There Will Never Be Another You -
tk.11 unknown title, No. 1 -
tk.12 or 13 unknown title, No. 2 (Charleston) -
tk.14 Bye Bye Blackbird -
* Dexter Gordon - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34200-2)

Herbie Hancock Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (tp, flh) Dexter Gordon (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28, 1962
tk.1 Empty Pockets Blue Note BLP 4109, BN-LA 399-H2
tk.3 Empty Pockets (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37643-2
tk.4 Three Bags Full Blue Note 45-1862, BLP 4109, BN-LA 399-H2
tk.5 Three Bags Full (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37643-2
tk.6 Watermelon Man Blue Note 45-1862, BLP 4109, BST 89907, BST2 84433
tk.7 Watermelon Man (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37643-2
tk.10 The Maze Blue Note BLP 4109
tk.13 Driftin' Blue Note 45-1863, BLP 4109, BN-LA 399-H2
tk.20 Alone and I Blue Note 45-1863, BLP 4109
* Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (Blue Note BLP 4109, CDP 7243 8 37643-2)
* Herbie Hancock Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 399-H2)
* The Best of Herbie Hancock (Blue Note BST 89907)
* Various Artists - The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BST2 84433)
* Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man c/w Three Bags Full (Blue Note 45-1862)
* Herbie Hancock - Driftin' c/w Alone and I (Blue Note 45-1863)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dave Burns (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Ron Carter (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1962
tk.6 Blue Gardenia Blue Note LT 1051
tk.12 Second Balcony Jump -
tk.21 Six Bits Jones -
  Three O'Clock in the Morning rejected
  McSplivens -
  My Heart Stood Still -
* Dexter Gordon - Landslide (Blue Note LT 1051)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 1962
tk.3 Three O'Clock in the Morning Blue Note BLP 4112, BST2 84433
tk.4 Second Balcony Jump Blue Note BLP 4112
tk.6 Where Are You? -
tk.8 Cheese Cake -
tk.12 I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry -
tk.13 Love for Sale -
* Dexter Gordon - Go! (Blue Note BLP 4112)
* Various Artists - The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BST2 84433)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1962
tk.3 McSplivens Blue Note BLP 4133
tk.6 The Back Bone -
tk.15 Soy Califa Blue Note BLP 4133, BN-LA 393-H2
tk.21 You Stepped Out of a Dream Blue Note BLP 4133
tk.20 Until the Real Thing Comes Along -
tk.22 Don't Explain Blue Note BLP 4133, BN-LA 393-H2
* Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (Blue Note BLP 4133)
* Dexter Gordon Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 393-H2)

Dexter Gordon with Atli Bjorn Trio

Dexter Gordon (ts) Atli Bjorn (p) Marcel Rigou (b) William Schiopffe (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 28, 1962
  I'll Remember April SteepleChase (D) SCS 6004
  Cry Me a River -
* Dexter Gordon/Atli Bjorn - Cry Me a River: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 1 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6004, SCCD 36004)

1963 (The age of 40)

Dexter Gordon with the Three Bosses

Dexter Gordon (ts) Bud Powell (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Francis Wolff (prod)
CBS Studios, Paris, France, May 23, 1963
(tk.3) Our Love Is Here to Stay Blue Note BST 84430, CDP 7 46394-2
(tk.4) Broadway Blue Note BLP 4146
(tk.5) Stairway to the Stars -
(tk.1) A Night in Tunisia -
(tk.8) Willow Weep for Me -
(tk.3) Scrapple from the Apple -
* Bud Powell - Alternate Takes (Blue Note BST 84430)
* Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris (Blue Note BLP 4146, CDP 7 46394-2)

1964

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Donald Byrd (tp -1,2) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Art Taylor (d) Frank Wolff (prod)
Barclay Studios, Paris, France, June 2, 1964
1. 1387 tk.13 Coppin' the Haven Blue Note BLP 4176
2. 1386 tk.17 Tanya Blue Note BLP 4176, BN-LA 393-H2
3. 1389 tk.20 Kong Neptune (aka King Neptune) Blue Note CDP 7 84176-2
4. 1388 tk.23 Darn That Dream Blue Note BLP 4176
* Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up (Blue Note BLP 4176, CDP 7 84176-2)
* Dexter Gordon Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 393-H2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Tete Montoliu (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11, 1964
  Cheese Cake SteepleChase (D) SCS 6008
  Manha de Carnaval -
  Second Balcony Jump -
* Dexter Gordon - Cheese Cake: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 2 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6008, SCCD 36008)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Tete Montoliu (p) Benny Nielsen (b) Alex Riel (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 25, 1964
  King Neptune SteepleChase (D) SCS 6012
  Satin Doll -
  Body and Soul -
  I Want to Blow Now -
* Dexter Gordon - King Neptune: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 3 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6012, SCCD 36012)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Tete Montoliu (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Rune Carlsson (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 9, 1964
  I Want More SteepleChase (D) SCS 6015
  Come Rain or Come Shine -
  Where Are You? -
  Second Balcony Jump -
  I Want to Blow Now -
* Dexter Gordon - I Want More: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 4 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6015, SCCD 36015)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Tete Montoliu (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 23, 1964
  Love for Sale SteepleChase (D) SCS 6018
  I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry -
  Big Fat Butterfly -
  Soul Sister -
  Cherokee -
* Dexter Gordon - Love for Sale: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 5 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6018, SCCD 36018)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 6, 1964
  Just Friends SteepleChase (D) SCS 6022
  Three O'Clock in the Morning -
  Where Are You? -
  It's You or No One -
* Dexter Gordon - It's You or No One: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 6 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6022, SCCD 36022)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 20, 1964
  Billie's Bounce SteepleChase (D) SCS 6028
  Satin Doll -
  Soul Sister -
  A Night in Tunisia -
* Dexter Gordon - Billie's Bounce: Dexter in Radioland, Vol. 7 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 6028, SCCD 36028)

1965

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (tp -1/3,5,6) Dexter Gordon (ts) Barry Harris (p) Bob Cranshaw (b -1,3/6) Ben Tucker (b -2) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1965
1. 1586 tk.3 Hanky Panky Blue Note (J) GXF 3055
2. 1587 tk.5 Devilette -
3. 1588 tk.7 Clubhouse -
4. 1589 tk.14 Jodi -
5. 1590 tk.17 I'm a Fool to Want You -
6. 1591 tk.22 Lady Iris B -
* Dexter Gordon - Clubhouse (Blue Note (J) GXF 3055, LT 989)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Barry Harris (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28, 1965
1592 tk.4 Le Coiffeur Blue Note BLP 4204
1593 tk.11 Manha de Carnaval -
  Very Saxily Yours rejected
tk.23 Flick of a Trick Blue Note CDP 7 46681-2
1594 tk.28 Everybody Somebody's Fool Blue Note BLP 4204
* Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (Blue Note BLP 4204, CDP 7 46681-2)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 29, 1965
tk.6 Very Saxily Yours Blue Note CDP 7 46681-2
1595 tk.10 Shiny Stockings Blue Note BLP 4204, BN-LA 393-H2
1596 tk.15 Who Can I Turn To? Blue Note BLP 4204
1597 tk.17 Heartaches -
* Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (Blue Note BLP 4204, CDP 7 46681-2)
* Dexter Gordon Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 393-H2)

Booker Ervin - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Reggie Workman (b) Alan Dawson (d)
Munchen, West Germany, October 27, 1965
  Settin' the Space Prestige PR 7455
  Dexter's Deck -
* Booker Ervin/Dexter Gordon - Setting the Space (Prestige PR 7455)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Albert Mangelsdorff (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Peter Truk (b) Cees See (d)
Berlin, West Germany, October 31, 1965
  Dig Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP 1081
* Dexter Gordon (Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP 1081)

Kitty White

Sonny Grey (tp) Melih Gurel (flh) Dexter Gordon (ts) Jean-Louis Chautemps (bars) Kitty White (p, vo) Pierre Cullaz (g) Michel Gaudry or Jimmy Woode (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Paris, France, December 2, 1965
  Say It Isn't So Colover CLS 1229
  My Kind of Guy -
* Kitty White (Colover CLS 1229)

1967

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Bo Stief (b) Art Taylor (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 29, 1967
  The Squirrel Blue Note CDP 7243 8 57302-2
  Cheese Cake -
  You've Changed -
  Sonnymoon for Two -
* Dexter Gordon - The Squirrel (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 57302-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20, 1967
  Sonnymoon for Two Black Lion (E) BLP 30102
  For All We Know -
  Devilette -
  Doxy -
  Like Someone in Love -
  Body and Soul -
  There Will Never Be Another You Black Lion (E) BLP 30157
  Blues Walk -
  Come Rain or Come Shine -
  Misty -
* Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection, Vol. 1 (Black Lion (E) BLP 30102)
* Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection, Vol. 2 (Black Lion (E) BLP 30157)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 21, 1967
  But Not for Me Black Lion (J) 27JDB 150/51
  Take the "A" Train Black Lion (E) BLP 30157
* Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection (Black Lion (J) 27JDB 150/51)
* Dexter Gordon - The Montmartre Collection, Vol. 2 (Black Lion (E) BLP 30157)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Lars Sjosten (p) Torbjorn Hultcrantz (b) Jual Curtis (d)
Continental, 1967
  The Shadow of Your Smile Moon (It) MCD 059-2
* Dexter Gordon - Those Were the Days (Moon (It) MCD 059-2)

1968 (The age of 45)

Johnny Griffin - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
West Germany, January 25, 1968
  Blues Up and Down Joker (J) UPS 2058; Lotus LOP 14 082
* Johnny Griffin/Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (Joker (J) UPS 2058)
* Johnny Griffin/Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (Lotus LOP 14 082)

Ben Webster and his Orchestra

Palle Bolvig, Allan Botschinsky, Perry Knudsen, Palle Mikkelborg (tp) Per Espersen, Ole Kurt Jensen, Torolf Molgaard, Axel Windfeld (tb) Dexter Gordon, Uffe Karskov, Bent Nielsen, Sahib Shihab, Jesper Thilo, Ben Webster (reeds) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d) Ray Pitts (arr) Niels Jorgen Steen (arr, cond) 16 strings (-3,4)
Copenhagen, Denmark, middle 1968
1. Stompy Jones Storyville (D) SLP 4105
2. Cottontail -
3. Goin' Home (I'm Going Home) -
4. Come Sunday -
* Ben Webster - Master of Jazz, Vol. 5 (Storyville (D) SLP 4105)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Benny Bailey (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
Bologna, Italy, August 31, 1968
  In Your Own Sweet Way Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP 1081
* Dexter Gordon (Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP 1081)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
Continental, 1968
  Soy Cflifas Moon (It) MCD 059-2
* Dexter Gordon - Those Were the Days (Moon (It) MCD 059-2)

1969

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Rolf Ericson (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Lars Sjosten (p) Sture Nordin (b) Per Hulten (d)
live in Stockholm, Sweden, January 23, 1969
  All the Things You Are SteepleChase (D) SCS 1224
  Darn That Dream -
  Straight, No Chaser -
  The Theme -
  I Remember You SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31224
  Three O'Clock in the Morning SteepleChase (D) SCS 1226
  Prancing (No Blues) -
  Body and Soul SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31226
* Dexter Gordon - After Hours (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1224, SCCD 31224)
* Dexter Gordon - After Midnight (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1226, SCCD 31226)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Cees Slinger (p) Jacques Schols (b) Han Bennink (d)
Amsterdam, Holland, February 5, 1969
  Fried Bananas Catfish 5C188-24336/37
  What's New? -
  Good Bait -
  Rhythm-A-Ning -
  Willow Weep for Me -
  Junior -
  Scrapple from the Apple -
* Dexter Gordon Live at the Amsterdam Paradiso (Catfish 5C188-24336/37)

Dexter Gordon - Slide Hampton Sextet

Dizzy Reece (tp -1/4,6) Slide Hampton (tb -1/4,6) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Art Taylor (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10, 1969
1. My Blues MPS (G) 15230
2. You Don't Know What Love Is -
3. A New Thing -
4. What's New? -
5. The Shadow of Your Smile -
6. A Day in Vienna -
* Dexter Gordon - A Day in Copenhagen (MPS (G) 15230; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 698, 21 20698-1; Pausa PR 7058; Prestige PR 7763)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon, James Moody (ts) Barry Harris (p) Buster Williams (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
NYC, April 2, 1969
  Montmartre Prestige PR 7623
  Lady Bird Prestige PR 7680
  Sticky Wicket -
  Sticky Wicket (alt. take) Prestige PRCD 11003-2
* Dexter Gordon - The Tower of Power! (Prestige PR 7623; Fantasy OJC 299, OJCCD 299-2)
= Dexter Gordon - Power! (Prestige P 24087)
* Dexter Gordon - More Power! (Prestige PR 7680; Fantasy OJCCD 815-2)
= Dexter Gordon - Power! (Prestige P 24087)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Barry Harris (p) Buster Williams (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
NYC, April 4, 1969
  The Rainbow People Prestige PR 7623
  Stanley the Steamer -
  Those Were the Days -
  Meditation Prestige PR 7680
  Fried Bananas -
  Boston Bernie -
  Dinner for One Please James unissued
* Dexter Gordon - The Tower of Power! (Prestige PR 7623; Fantasy OJC 299, OJCCD 299-2)
= Dexter Gordon - Power! (Prestige P 24087)
* Dexter Gordon - More Power! (Prestige PR 7680; Fantasy OJCCD 815-2)
= Dexter Gordon - Power! (Prestige P 24087)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Victor Gaskin (b) Percy Brice (d)
'The Left Bank Jazz Society', "The Famous Ballroom", Baltimore, MD, May 4, 1969
  Broadway Prestige PRCD 11018-2
  Boston Bernie -
  In a Sentimental Mood -
  Blues Up and Down -
  Rhythm-A-Ning Prestige PRCD 11023-2
  Misty -
  Love for Sale -
* Dexter Gordon - L.T.D. (Prestige PRCD 11018-2)
* Dexter Gordon - XXL (Prestige PRCD 11023-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Makaya Ntshoko (d)
Continental, 1969
  Those Were the Days Moon (It) MCD 059-2
  Fried Bananas -
* Dexter Gordon - Those Were the Days (Moon (It) MCD 059-2)

1970

Karin Krog with Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Espen Rud (d) Karin Krog (vo)
Oslo, Norway, May 10, 1970
  Some Other Spring Sonet (Swd) SLP 1407
  Some Other Spring (alt. take) Sonet (J) J33J 20211
  Blue Monk Sonet (Swd) SLP 1407
  Blue Monk (alt. take) Sonet (J) J33J 20211
  How Insensitive Sonet (Swd) SLP 1407
  Blue Eyes -
  Jelly, Jelly -
  Tribute to Jimmy Scott -
  I Wish I Knew -
  Everybody's Somebody's Fool -
  Shiny Stockings -
  Shiny Stockings (alt. take) Sonet (J) J33J 20211
* Karin Krog/Dexter Gordon - Some Other Spring (Sonet (Swd) SLP 1407)
* Karin Krog/Dexter Gordon - Blues and Ballads (Sonet (J) J33J 20211)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Junior Mance (p) Martin Rivera (b) Oliver Jackson (d)
'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino de Montreux", Switzerland, June 18, 1970
  Fried Bananas Prestige PR 7861
  Sophisticated Lady -
  Rhythm-A-Ning -
  Body and Soul -
  Blue Monk Prestige PR 7861, PRCD 11003-2
  The Panther! Prestige PRCD 7861-2
* Dexter Gordon with Junior Mance at Montreux (Prestige PR 7861, PRCD 7861-2)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Larry Ridley (b) Alan Dawson (d)
NYC, July 7, 1970
  The Panther! Prestige PR 7829, PRCD 11003-2
  Body and Soul Prestige PR 7829
  Valse Robin -
  Mrs. Miniver -
  The Christmas Song -
  The Blues Walk -
* Dexter Gordon - The Panther! (Prestige PR 7829, PR 10030; Fantasy OJCCD 770-2)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) John Young (p) Rufus Reid (b) Wilbur Campbell (d)
Chicago, IL, July 26, 1970
  Love for Sale J for Jazz JFJ 802
  Sticky Wicket -
  The Shadow of Your Smile -
  Rhythm-A-Ning -
* Charles Mingus - Dexter Gordon - Charlie Parker (J for Jazz JFJ 802)

Gene Ammons - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) John Young (p) Cleveland Eaton (b) Steve McCall (d)
"Noth Park Hotel", Chicago, IL, afternoon set, July 26, 1970
  Polka Dots and Moonbeams Prestige PR 10010
* Gene Ammons/Dexter Gordon - The Chase! (Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 24166-2)

Gene Ammons - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Gene Ammons (ts -2/5) Jodie Christian (p) Rufus Reid (b) Wilbur Campbell (d) Vi Redd (vo -4,5)
"Noth Park Hotel", Chicago, IL, evening set, July 26, 1970
1. Wee Dot Prestige PR 24046, PRCD 24166-2
2. The Chase! Prestige PR 10010
3. Ballad Medley: Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) / I Can't Get Started / My Funny Valentine / Misty Prestige PRCD 24166-2
4. Lonesome Lover Blues, No. 1 Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 11003-2
5. Lonesome Lover Blues, No. 2 unissued
* Various Artists - 25 Years of Prestige (Prestige PR 24046)
* Gene Ammons/Dexter Gordon - The Chase! (Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 24166-2)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert

Red Rodney (tp) Von Freeman, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jodie Christian (p) Rufus Reid (b) Roy Haynes (d)
'The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert', Roosevelt College, Chicago, IL, August 2, 1970
18775 Groovin' High Cadet 2CA 60002
18776 Billie's Bounce -
* Various Artists - The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert (Cadet 2CA 60002)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Sam Jones (b) Roy Brooks (d)
NYC, August 27, 1970
  Evergreenish Prestige PR 10020
  For Sentimental Reasons -
  Star Eyes -
  Rhythm-A-Ning (Straight, No Chaser) -
  If You Could See Me Now -
  The Jumpin' Blues -
  The Jumpin' Blues (alt. take) Prestige PRCD 11003-2
* Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (Prestige PR 10020; Fantasy OJCCD 899-2)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Duke (p) Donald Rafael Garrett (b) Oliver Johnson (d)
San Francisco, CA, August, 1970
  Wee Dot Everest FS 360
  The Rainbow People -
* Dexter Gordon Quartet (Everest FS 360)

George Gruntz and his Orchestra

Franco Ambrosetti (tp) Michel Portal (bcl, tarogato) Dexter Gordon (ts) George Gruntz (p) Bed Guerin, Eberhard Weber (b) Pierre Favre, Tony Oxley (d)
'International Jubilaum Jazz Festival', Zurich, Switzerland, September 18, 1970
  Bunaura MPS/BASF (G) CRP 843
* Various Artists - International Jubilaum Jazz Festival Zurich (MPS/BASF (G) CRP 843, 25 20843-5)

1971

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Lars Sjosten (p) Sture Nordin (b) Fredrik Noren (d)
live in Stockholm, Sweden, April 21, 1971
  Secret Love SteepleChase (D) SCS 1206
  Polka Dots and Moonbeams -
  The Shadow of Your Smile -
  Summertime -
* Dexter Gordon - The Shadow of Your Smile (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1206, SCCD 31206)

Hampton Hawes Trio with Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Henry Franklin (b) Michael Carvin (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2, 1971
  Long Tall Dexter Arista Freedom AL 1043
  Yesterdays -
* Hampton Hawes - A Little Copenhagen Night Music (Arista Freedom AL 1043)

George Gruntz and his Orchestra

Franco Ambrosetti, Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Dusko Goykovich (tp) Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb) Heinz Bigler, Leo Wright (as) Herb Geller (as, ob) Don Byas, Dexter Gordon (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) George Gruntz (p, arr) Isla Eckinger (b) Tony Inzalaco (d)
'International Festival', Zurich, Switzerland, September 16, 1971
  The Age of Prominence MPS (G) 15326
  Lonely Woman MPS (G) 15369
* Various Artists - Zurich Jazz Festival (MPS (G) 15326; MPS/BASF (G) 33 21277-7)
* Various Artists - From Europe with Jazz (MPS (G) 15369; MPS/BASF (G) 21 21437-0)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Cables (p) Rufus Reed (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
San Diego, CA, October 17, 1971
  Secret Love Arco 3 ARC 109/IMS 3 ARC 109
  Tannya -
  Body and Soul -
* Dexter Gordon - Body and Soul (Arco 3 ARC 109/IMS 3 ARC 109)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Red Rodney (tp -2) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) unknown (d)
Continental, 1971
1. The Rainbow People Moon (It) MCD 059-2
2. Buzzy -
* Dexter Gordon - Those Were the Days (Moon (It) MCD 059-2)

1972

George Gruntz and his Orchestra

Franco Ambrosetti, Dusko Goykovich, Virgil Jones, Woody Shaw (tp) Benny Bailey (tp, flh) Erich Kleinschuster, Ake Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb) Runo Ericson (btb) Herb Geller, Phil Woods (as) Flavio Ambrosetti (as, ss) Eddie Daniels, Dexter Gordon (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) George Gruntz (p, el-p, dir) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Daniel Humair (d)
Lugano, Switzerland, April 5 & 6, 1972
  Our Suite Dig MPS (G) 15366
  Pistrophallobus -
  Witch -
  Stitch -
  English Waltz -
  The Tango -
  Gravenstein -
  Saint Charity -
  The Age of Prominence -
* George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - The Band: The Alpine Power Plant (MPS (G) 15366; MPS/BASF (G) 33 21460-5)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Thad Jones (tp, flh) Dexter Gordon (ts) Hank Jones (p) Stanley Clarke (b) Louis Hayes (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 22, 1972
  Ca'Purange Prestige P 10051
  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -
  Oh! Karen O Prestige P 10051, PRCD 11003-2
  Airegin Prestige P 10051
  Airegin (alt. take) Fantasy OJCCD 1005-2
  Tangerine Prestige P 10091
  August Blues -
  What It Was -
* Dexter Gordon - Ca'Purange (Prestige P 10051; Fantasy OJCCD 1005-2)
* Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (Prestige P 10091; Fantasy OJCCD 1041-2)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Buster Williams (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1972
  The Days of Wine and Roses Prestige P 10091
* Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (Prestige P 10091; Fantasy OJCCD 1041-2)

Newport in New York '72

Harry Edison (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Dexter Gordon, James Moody, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims (ts) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (ts, str, mzo, whistle) Herbie Hancock (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Larry Ridley (b) Tony Williams (d)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 3, 1972
25542 Impressions (So What) Cobblestone CST 9026-2; Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448
* Various Artists - Newport in New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 3&4 (Cobblestone CST 9026-2)
= Various Artists - Newport in New York '72 (Cobblestone CST 9032-6)
* Various Artists - Newport in New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 4 (Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448)

Newport in New York '72

Howard McGhee, Clark Terry (tp) Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt (ts) Gary Burton (vib) George Duke (p) Jimmy Smith (org) Al McKibbon (b) Art Blakey (d)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 6, 1972
25541 Blue 'n' Boogie Cobblestone CST 9026-2; Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448
* Various Artists - Newport in New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 3&4 (Cobblestone CST 9026-2)
= Various Artists - Newport in New York '72 (Cobblestone CST 9032-6)
* Various Artists - Newport in New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 4 (Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (tp, flh) Dexter Gordon (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Buster Williams (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 22, 1972
  Milestones Prestige P 10069
  Milestones (alt. take) Fantasy OJCCD 836-2
  Scared to Be Alone Prestige P 10069
  We See -
  The Group -
* Dexter Gordon - Generation (Prestige P 10069; Fantasy OJCCD 836-2)

Charles Mingus Quintet featuring Dexter Gordon

Charles McPherson (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) John Foster (p) Charles Mingus (b) Roy Brooks (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1972
  Jelly Roll Muddy Blues White Label
* Charles Mingus Quintet featuring Dexter Gordon (White Label)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Rob Agerbeek (p) Henk Haverhoek (b) Eric Ineke (d)
The Hague, Holland, November 2, 1972
  Some Other Blues Dexterity ST 1 001
  Stablemates -
  The Shadow of Your Smile -
  Jelly Jelly -
  You Stepped Out of a Dream -
* All Souls' Dexter Gordon (Dexterity ST 1 001)

Ben Webster - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Ben Webster (ts -2,4) Kenny Drew (p) Bo Stief (b) Ed Thigpen (d)
Baden, Switzerland, November 11, 1972
1. Some Other Blues TCB 02102
2. In a Mellotone -
3. Didn't We -
4. Perdido -
* Ben Webster/Dexter Gordon - Baden 1972: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 10 (TCB 02102)

1973 (The age of 50)

Dexter Gordon - Sonny Grey Quintet

Sonny Grey (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Georges Arvanitas (p) Jacki Samson (b) Charles Saudrais (d)
Paris, France, February 16, 1973
  Caloon Blues Futura (F) GER 41
  Fried Bananas -
  No Matter How -
  Dexter Laps Out -
* Dexter Gordon/Sonny Grey - Parisian Concert (Futura (F) GER 41)
= Dexter Gordon with Georges Arvanitas Trio (Spotlite (E) SPJ 10)

Miriam Klein

Roy Eldridge (tp) Slide Hampton (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) Vince Benedetti (p, arr) Oscar Klein (g) Isla Eckinger (b, arr) Billy Brooks (d) Miriam Klein (vo)
Munchen, West Germany, June 6, 1973
  Comes Love MPS (G) 15405
  What a Little Moonlight Can Do -
  You've Changed -
  The Man I Love -
  Big Stuff -
  Fine and Mellow -
  I Cried for You -
  Yesterdays -
  Body and Soul -
* Miriam Klein - Lady Like (MPS (G) 15405; MPS/BASF (G) 21 21885-6)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Los Angeles, CA, summer 1973
  Modal Mood Up Front UPF 188
  Ernie's Tune -
  Smile -
  Soul Sister -
  Clear the Dex -
* Dexter Gordon Quartet (Up Front UPF 188)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Hampton Hawes (p, el-p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Kenny Clarke (d)
'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino de Montreux", Switzerland, July 7, 1973
  Gingerbread Boy Prestige P 10079, PRCD 11003-2
  Blues a la Suisse Prestige P 10079
  Some Other Spring -
  Secret Love -
* Dexter Gordon - Blues a la Suisse (Prestige P 10079)
* Dexter Gordon Plays the Blues - Blue Dex (Prestige PRCD 11003-2)

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts) Hampton Hawes (p, el-p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Kenny Clarke (d)
'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino de Montreux", Switzerland, July 7, 1973
  Treux Bleu Prestige P 10078
* Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux (Prestige P 10078; Fantasy OJCCD 1023-2)

Jackie McLean - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Jackie McLean (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20, 1973
  All Clean SteepleChase (D) SCS 1006
  Half Nelson SteepleChase (D) SCS 1020
  I Can't Get Started -
  On the Trail SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31020
  Closing (alt. take) -
* Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon, Vol. 1 - The Meeting (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1006, SCCD 31006)
* Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 - The Source (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1020, SCCD 31020)

Jackie McLean - Dexter Gordon Quintet

same personnel
"Cafe Mountmartre", Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 21, 1973
  Rue de la Harpe SteepleChase (D) SCS 1006
  Callin' SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31006
  Sunset SteepleChase (D) SCS 1006
  On the Trail -
  Another Hair Do SteepleChase (D) SCS 1020
  Dexter Digs In -
  Closing -
* Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon, Vol. 1 - The Meeting (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1006, SCCD 31006)
* Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 - The Source (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1020, SCCD 31020)

1974

Slide Hampton - Joe Haider Orchestra

Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Ack Van Rooyen (tp) Bob Burgess, Slide Hampton (tb) Eric Van Lier (btb, tu) Ferdinand Povel (as, fl) Dexter Gordon (ts) Andy Scherrer (ts, ss) Joe Haider (p) Isla Eckinger (b) Billy Brooks (d)
Munchen, West Germany, January 16-18, 1974
  Tribute MPS (G) 15432
  Grandfather's Garden -
  Think -
  Like a Blues -
  Tante Nelly -
  What Is Happening -
  Quiet Nights -
  Petaluma -
  Waltz for My Lady -
  A Time for Love -
* Slide Hampton/Joe Haider - Give Me a Double (MPS (G) 15432; MPS/BASF (G) 29 22311-6)

Dexter Gordon - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Duo

Dexter Gordon (ts) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b)
Copenhagen, Denmark, May 24, 1974
  Old Folks SteepleChase (D) SCS 1025
* Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1025, SCCD 31025)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 8, 1974
  The Apartment SteepleChase (D) SCS 1025
  Wee Dot -
  Strollin' -
  Candlelight Lady -
  Anbatus -
* Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1025, SCCD 31025)

Dexter Gordon - Benny Bailey Quintet

Benny Bailey (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Lars Sjosten (p) Torbjorn Hultcrantz (b) Jual Curtis (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, autumn 1974
  Blue 'n' Boogie SteepleChase (D) SCS 1290
  What's New? -
  Stella by Starlight -
  'Round About Midnight -
  Neptunus -
  At Ronnie's SteepleChase (D) SCS 1373
  Polka Dots and Moonbeams -
  I Can't Get Started -
  The Days of Wine and Roses -
  The Shadow of Your Smile -
  Revelation -
* Dexter Gordon/Benny Bailey - Round Midnight (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1290, SCCD 31290)
* Dexter Gordon/Benny Bailey - Revelation (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1373, SCCD 31373)

1975

Dexter Gordon with Palle Mikkelborg Orchestra

Allan Botschinsky, Benny Rosenfeld, Idrees Sulieman (tp, flh) Preben Garnov (flh) Richard Boone, Vincent Nilsson (tb) Axel Windfeld (btb) Erwin Jacobsen (ehr, ob) Bent Larsen (cl, afl, bfl) Dexter Gordon (ts, ss, vo) Luba Boschenko (harp) Thomas Clausen (p, el-p) Ole Molin (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Klaus Nordsoe (per) Palle Mikkelborg (arr, cond) 5 strings
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 21-23, 1975
  Naima SteepleChase (D) SCS 1030
  Good Morning Sun -
  Ernie's Tune -
  Tivoli -
  More Than You Know -
  The Happy Madness SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31030
* Dexter Gordon - More Than You Know (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1030, SCCD 31030)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, ss) Horace Parlan (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Tony Inzalaco (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10, 1975
  Just Friends SteepleChase (D) SCS 1040
  Misty -
  Red Cross -
  So What -
  In a Sentimental Mood -
  Stablemates -
* Dexter Gordon - Stable Mable (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1040, SCCD 31040)

Palle Mikkelborg Tentet featuring Dexter Gordon

Idrees Sulieman (tp, flh) Palle Mikkelborg (tp, arr, cond) Vincent Nilsson (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts, ss, vo) Thomas Clausen (p, el-p) Kenneth Knudsen (syn) Ole Molin (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d) Klaus Nordsoe (per)
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 27, 1975
  The Girl with the Purple Eyes SteepleChase (D) SCS 1030
* Dexter Gordon - More Than You Know (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1030, SCCD 31030)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
Zurich, Switzerland, August 23, 1975
  Tenor Madness SteepleChase (D) SCS 1050
  Wave -
  You've Changed -
  The Days of Wine and Roses -
  The Panther SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31050
  Montmartre SteepleChase (D) SCS 1090
  Sticky Wicket -
  Rhythm-A-Ning SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31090
* Dexter Gordon - Swiss Nights, Vol. 1 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1050, SCCD 31050)
* Dexter Gordon - Swiss Nights, Vol. 2 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1090, SCCD 31090)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Joe Newman (tp -9) Dexter Gordon (ts, vo) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
Zurich, Switzerland, August 24, 1975
1. Montmartre SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31050
2. There Is No Greater Love SteepleChase (D) SCS 1090
3. Darn That Dream -
4. Wave SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31090
5. Jelly, Jelly SteepleChase (D) SCS 1110
6. Sophisticated Lady -
7. Rhythm-A-Ning -
8. Tenor Madness SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31110
9. The Days of Wine and Roses -
* Dexter Gordon - Swiss Nights, Vol. 2 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1090, SCCD 31090)
* Dexter Gordon - Swiss Nights, Vol. 3 (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1110, SCCD 31110)
* Dexter Gordon - Swiss Nights, Vol. 1 (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31050)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Philip Catherine (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 13, 1975
  Freddie Freeloader SteepleChase (D) SCS 1136
  Freddie Freeloader (alt. take) SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31136
  When Sunny Gets Blue SteepleChase (D) SCS 1136
  Invitation -
  Winther's Calling -
  Yesterday's Mood -
  Yesterday's Mood (alt. take) SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31136
  Polka Dots and Moonbeams SteepleChase (D) SCS 1136
* Dexter Gordon - Something Different (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1136, SCCD 31136)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Tete Montoliu (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14, 1975
  Billie's Bounce SteepleChase (D) SCS 1060
  Easy Living -
  Benji's Bounce -
  Catalonian Nights -
  Four -
* Dexter Gordon - Bouncin' with Dex (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1060, SCCD 31060)

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon (ts) a.o.
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 29, 1975
  The Christmas Song SteepleChase (D) SCS 1975/76
  Dona Lee -
* Dexter Gordon (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1975/76)

1976

Esko Linnavalli Orchestra

Kaj Backlund, Allan Botschinsky, Markku Johansson, Simo Salminen (tp, flh) Juhani Aalto, Petri Juutilainen, Mircea Stan (tb) Tom Bildo (btb) Pekka Poyry (as, ss, fl) Dexter Gordon, Eero Koivistoinen (ts, ss) Juhani Aaltonen (ts, ss, fl) Pentti Lahti (bars, ss, fl) Esko Linnavalli (p, el-p, arr) Geogr Wadenius (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Eako Rosnell (d)
Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 1976
  Talking with Mr. Jones Finnlevy SFLP 9590
  Sarl -
  Eclipse -
  A Goodtime Was Had by All -
* Esko Linnavalli - A Goodtime Was Had by All (Finnlevy SFLP 9590)

Dexter Gordon with Palle Mikkelborg Orchestra

Markku Johansson (tp) Allan Botschinsky (tp, flh) Pekka Poyry (ss) Eero Koivistoinen (ts) Dexter Gordon (ts, ss, vo) Ole Molin (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Esko Linnavalli, Palle Mikkelborg (dir) a.o.
Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 1976
  Sari SteepleChase (D) SCS 1145
  Eclipse -
  This Happy Madness -
  A Good Time Was Had -
  Girl with the Purple Eyes SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31145
* Dexter Gordon - Strings and Things (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1145, SCCD 31145)

Dexter Gordon Trio

Dexter Gordon (ts) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 15, 1976
  Nursery Blues SteepleChase (D) SCS 1156
  Lullaby for a Monster -
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  Born to Be Blue -
  Tayna -
* Dexter Gordon - Lullaby for a Monster (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1156, SCCD 31156)

Al Cohn - Dexter Gordon Septet

Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto (tp -1/5) Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon (ts) Barry Harris (p -1/5) Sam Jones (b -1/5) Louis Hayes (d -1/5)
NYC, October 22, 1976
1. Lady Bird Xanadu 136
2. How Deep Is the Ocean? -
3. True Blue -
4. Allen's Alley Xanadu 137
5. Silver's Blue -
6. On the Trail -
* Al Cohn/Dexter Gordon - True Blue (Xanadu 136)
* Al Cohn/Dexter Gordon - Silver Blue (Xanadu 137)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Barry Harris (p) Sam Jones (b) Al Foster (d)
NYC, November 9, 1976
  Apple Jump SteepleChase (D) SCS 1080
  I'll Remember April -
  Skylark -
  A la Modal -
  Blue Bossa SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31080
  Georgia on My Mind -
* Dexter Gordon - Biting the Apple (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1080, SCCD 31080)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Woody Shaw (tp, flh) Dexter Gordon (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Stafford James (b) Louis Hayes (d)
NYC, December 11 & 12, 1976
  Gingerbread Boy Columbia PG 34650
  Little Red's Fantasy -
  Fenja -
  In Case You Haven't Heard -
  It's You or No One -
  Let's Get Down -
  'Round About Midnight -
  Backstairs -
  Fried Bananas Columbia/Legacy C2K 46824
  Body and Soul -
* Dexter Gordon - Homecoming (Columbia PG 34650)
* Dexter Gordon - Homecoming (Columbia/Legacy C2K 46824)

Dexter Gordon with Leon Pendarvis Orchestra

Dexter Gordon (ts) Mike Mainieri (vib) Leon Pendarvis (p, arr) Cornell Dupree, Steve Khan (g) Bob Babbitt (b) Chris Parker (d) Erroll Bennett (per) unidentified strings
NYC, December, 1976
  Isn't She Lovely? Columbia 3 10565
* Dexter Gordon with Leon Pendarvis Orchestra (Columbia 3 10565)

1977

Dexter Gordon - Slide Hampton Orchestra

Benny Bailey, Woody Shaw (tp, flh) Slide Hampton (tp, arr) Wayne Andre (tb) Frank Wess (as, fl, picc) Dexter Gordon (ts, ss) Howard Johnson (bars, tu) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Victor Lewis (d)
NYC, June 21 & 22, 1977
  Laura Columbia JC 34989
  The Moontrane -
  Red Top -
  Fried Bananas -
  You're Blase -
  How Insensitive -
* Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (Columbia JC 34989)

Montreux Summit

Woody Shaw (tp) Greg Bowen, Alan Downey, Stan Mark, Joe Morsello (tp -1/3) Maynard Ferguson (tp -1/3,6) Clifford Hardie, David Horler, Geoffrey Perkins (tb -1/3) Slide Hampton (tb, cond -4/6) Bobbi Humphrey, Thijis van Leer (fl -1/3) Hubert Laws (fl -1/3,6) Dexter Gordon (ts) Benny Golson (ts -1/3) Stan Getz (ts -1/3,6) Bobby Millitello (bars -1/3) Bob James (key -1/3) George Duke (key -1/3, p -4/6) Eric Gale, Steve Khan (g -1/3) Janne Schaffer (g -2,3) Alphonso Johnson (b -1/3) Gordon Johnson (b -4/6) Billy Cobham (d -1/3) Billy Brooks (d -4/6) Ralph McDonald (per -1/3)
'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino de Montreux", Switzerland, July 24, 1977
1. Blues March Columbia JG 35005
2. Montreux Summit -
3. Andromeda -
4. Fried Bananas -
5. The Moontrane Columbia JG 35090
6. Red Top -
* Various Artists - Montreux Summit, Vol. 1 (Columbia JG 35005)
* Various Artists - Montreux Summit, Vol. 2 (Columbia JG 35090)

Lionel Hampton - Dexter Gordon Septet

Dexter Gordon (ts, ss) Lionel Hampton (vib) Hank Jones (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) George Duvivier (b) Oliver Jackson (d) Candido (cga)
NYC, November 11, 1977
  Cute Who's Who in Jazz WWLP 21011
  They Say That Falling in Love Is Wonderful -
  Lullaby of Birdland -
  I Should Care -
  Seven Come Eleven -
  Blues for Gates -
  Lullaby of the Leaves Who's Who in Jazz WWLP 21014
* Lionel Hampton with Dexter Gordon (Who's Who in Jazz WWLP 21011)
* Various Artists - Giants of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Who's Who in Jazz WWLP 21014)

Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Cables (p) Ron Carter (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 29 & 30, December 1, 1977
  Neptunis Galaxy GXY 5112
  Polka Dots and Moonbeams -
* Philly Joe Jones - Philly Mignon (Galaxy GXY 5112; Fantasy OJCCD 1935-2)

1978 (The age of 55)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
NYC, May 1, 1978
  Ruby, My Dear Columbia JC 35978
* Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters (Columbia JC 35978)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
NYC, May 2, 1978
  Moment's Notice Columbia JC 35608
  Tanya -
* Dexter Gordon - Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia JC 35608)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
NYC, May 3, 1978
  Body and Soul Columbia JC 35608
  LTD -
  I Told You So -
* Dexter Gordon - Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia JC 35608)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
NYC, May 4, 1978
  As Time Goes By Columbia JC 35608
* Dexter Gordon - Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia JC 35608)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, ss) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1978
  Antabus Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94848-2
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note BABB 85112)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 1 (Blue Note CDP 7 94848-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, May 16, 1978
  It's You or No One Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94848-2
  Tangerine Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94849-2
  Come Rain or Come Shine -
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note BABB 85112)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 1 (Blue Note CDP 7 94848-2)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 2 (Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, September 16, 1978
  Body and Soul Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 3 (Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, September 17, 1978
  Gingerbread Boy Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2
  I Told You So Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 2 (Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 3 (Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin (ts) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 23, 1978
  Blues Up and Down Columbia JC 35978
  Cheese Cake -
* Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters (Columbia JC 35978)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
Rome, Italy, October, 1978
  Secret Love West Wind (G) WW 2079
  Tanya -
* Dexter Gordon - A Cantata (West Wind (G) WW 2079)

1979

Dexter Gordon Sextet

Woody Shaw (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d) Eddie Jefferson (vo)
NYC, January 26, 1979
  Diggin' In Columbia JC 35978
  It's Only a Paper Moon -
* Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters (Columbia JC 35978)

Havana Jam

Woody Shaw (tp -3,4) Hubert Laws (fl -3,4) Arthur Blythe (as -3,4) Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Heath (ts -3,4) Bobby Hutcherson (vib, mar) Cedar Walton (p) Percy Heath (b) Tony Williams (d) Willie Bobo (per -3,4)
"Karl-Marx Theatre", Havana, Cuba, March 3-5, 1979
1. Polka Dots and Moonbeams Columbia PC2 36180
2. Tin Tin Deo -
3. Sounds for Sore Ears -
4. Project S. Columbia PC2 36053
* Various Artists - Havana Jam, II (Columbia PC2 36180)
* Various Artists - Havana Jam (Columbia PC2 36053)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts, ss) George Cables (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, March 23, 1979
  Sophisticated Lady Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94848-2
  The Panther Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note BABB 85112)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 1 (Blue Note CDP 7 94848-2)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 2 (Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, March 24, 1979
  Easy Living Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94848-2
  Backstaris/Ltd Blue Note CDP 7 94848-2
  You've Changed Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2
  As Time Goes By -
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note BABB 85112)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 1 (Blue Note CDP 7 94848-2)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 3 (Blue Note CDP 7 94850-2)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, March 27, 1979
  More Than You Know Blue Note BABB 85112, CDP 7 94849-2
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note BABB 85112)
* Dexter Gordon - Nights at the Keystone, Vol. 2 (Blue Note CDP 7 94849-2)

1980

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Cedar Walton (p) George Benson (g) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1980
  Hi-Fly Columbia JC 36853
  Gotham City -
* Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (Columbia JC 36853)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Woody Shaw (tp -1) Dexter Gordon (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 12, 1980
1. The Blues Walk Columbia JC 36853
2. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square -
* Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (Columbia JC 36853)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kirk Lightsey (p) David Eubanks (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, November 4, 1980
  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 94857-2
* Various Artists - Yule Struttin' (Blue Note CDP 7 94857-2)

1981

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kirk Lightsey (p) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
NYC, May 5, 1981
  Tangerine Tokyo M-Plus (J) JLR 103, 603
  I Told You So -
  Skylark -
  Backstairs -
  It's You or No One -
  Tanya -
  As Time Goes By -
  Jumpin' Blues -
* Dexter Gordon - Backstairs (Tokyo M-Plus (J) JLR 103, 603)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) George Duke (key) Donald Rafael Garrett (b) Oliver Johnson (d)
San Francisco, CA, August, 1981
  Fried Bananas (Jive Fernando) Chiaroscuro CR 2029
  Blue Monk -
  The Shadow of Your Smile -
  Montmartre -
* Dexter Gordon - Jive Fernando (Chiaroscuro CR 2029)

1982

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Grover Washington Jr. (ss -1,3) Dexter Gordon (ts) Shirley Scott (org) Eddie Gladden (d)
Philadelphia, PA, March 8, 1982
1. The Jumpin' Blues Elektra/Musician E1 60126
2. Besame Mucho -
3. For Soul Sister -
* Dexter Gordon - American Classic (Elektra/Musician E1 60126)

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Kirk Lightsey (p) David Eubanks (b) Eddie Gladden (d)
NYC, May 16, 1982
  Sticky Wicket Elektra/Musician E1 60126
  Skylark -
  Interview with Gordon -
* Dexter Gordon - American Classic (Elektra/Musician E1 60126)

Dexter Gordon Septet

Woody Shaw (tp) Steve Turre (tb) Dexter Gordon (ts) Kirk Lightsey (p) David Eubanks (b) Eddie Gladden (d) Ray Mantilla (cga)
'Playboy Jazz Festival', "Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, June 19 & 20, 1982
  Fried Bananas Elektra/Musician E1 60298
  You've Changed -
* Various Artists - In Performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Elektra/Musician E1 60298)

Aurex Jazz All Stars

Clark Terry (tp, flh, vo) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (tb -1,2) Dexter Gordon (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Richard Davis (b) Roy Haynes (d)
'Aurex Jazz Festival', Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 1982
1. The Snapper East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238
2. Milestones -
3. Minor Mishap -
* Various Artists - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 All Star Jam (East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238)

Aurex Jazz All Stars

same personnel
'Aurex Jazz Festival', Osaka, Japan, September 2, 1982
  I Want a Little Girl East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238
  It's All Right with Me -
  Soba Up East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80255
  God Bless' the Child -
  Walkin' -
* Various Artists - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 All Star Jam (East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238)
* Various Artists - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 Live Special (East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80255)

Aurex Jazz All Stars

same personnel
'Aurex Jazz Festival', Japan, September 5, 1982
  Listen to Dawn East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238
  Georgia on My Mind -
* Various Artists - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 All Star Jam (East World Jazz (J) EWJ 80238)

1985 (The age of 62)

Herbie Hancock - Dexter Gordon Band

Dexter Gordon (ts) Wayne Shorter (ts -1) Bobby Hutcherson (vib -1) Herbie Hancock (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Billy Higgins (d) Lonette McKee (vo -2)
Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985
1. Una Noche Con Francis Columbia SC 40464
2. How Long Has This Been Going On? -
3. Still Time -
* Herbie Hancock - Round Midnight (Columbia SC 40464)

Herbie Hancock - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) John McLaughlin (g) Pierre Michelot (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Studio Eclair, Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985
  Body and Soul Columbia SC 40464
  As Time Goes By Blue Note BT 85135
* Herbie Hancock - Round Midnight (Columbia SC 40464)
* Dexter Gordon - The Other Side of Round Midnight (Blue Note BT 85135)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d)
Studio Eclair, Paris, France, August 20 & 21, 1985
  Rhythm-A-Ning Columbia SC 40464
  Society Red Blue Note BT 85135
* Herbie Hancock - Round Midnight (Columbia SC 40464)
* Dexter Gordon - The Other Side of Round Midnight (Blue Note BT 85135)

Herbie Hancock - Dexter Gordon Septet

Palle Mikkelborg (tp) Wayne Shorter (ss) Dexter Gordon (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter, Mads Vinding (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Studio Davout, Paris, France, August 22, 1985
  'Round About Midnight Blue Note BT 85135
* Dexter Gordon - The Other Side of Round Midnight (Blue Note BT 85135)

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Palle Mikkelborg (tp) Dexter Gordon (ss) Cedar Walton (p) Mads Vinding (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Studio Davout, Paris, France, August 23, 1985
  Tivoli Blue Note BT 85135
* Dexter Gordon - The Other Side of Round Midnight (Blue Note BT 85135)

1987

Tony Bennett

Dexter Gordon (ts) Ralph Sharon (p, arr) Paul Langosch (b) Joe LaBarbera (d) Tony Bennett (vo)
New Jersey, 1987
  All of My Life Columbia FC 44029
  White Christmas -
* Tony Bennett - Berlin (Columbia FC 44029)

Others

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon (ts) a.o.
unknown location, date
  unknown titles Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 154
* Dexter Gordon Plays (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 154)

 


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