Dexter Gordon – Our Man In Paris (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2014

Label:  Blue Note Records


Track List

Side A

1. Scrapple From The Apple
2. Willow Weep For Me

Side B

1. Broadway
2. Stairway To The Stars
3. A Night In Tunisia



Bass – Pierre Michelot
Drums – Kenny Clarke
Piano – Bud Powell
Tenor Saxophone – Dexter Gordon



In 1963, the year when Our Man In Paris was recorded, Dexter Gordon turned 40 and moved to Europe for what would be a dozen-year stay. Gordon had been the first important bebop tenor-saxophonist and a giant of Jazz since 1945. After some time off the scene in the 1950s, he was signed to Blue Note. He returned with full force, playing with power, wit and his trademark huge sound, creating one masterpiece after another.

On Our Man In Paris, he is clearly inspired by the playing of the innovative bebop pianist Bud Powell, himself at the peak of his powers, bassist Pierre Michelot and the pioneering bop drummer Kenny Clarke. Gordon plays chorus after chorus of fresh, swinging ideas on such tunes as “Scrapple From The Apple,” “Broadway” and “A Night In Tunisia,” making these jazz standards sound as if they were written for him. This blazing bebop date is a constant joy.

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