Maxine Gordon & Richard Lawn: Sophisticated Giant: The Life And Legacy Of Dexter Gordon at Labyrinth Books


Labyrinth Books
122 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ


Wed, March 27, 2019
6:00 pm

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Rick Lawn
Rick Lawn



Co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books, All About Jazz, and Jazz at Princeton University

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. We invite you to a presentation and discussion with the author.

Maxine Gordon has completed the book--part biography, part history, part memoir--that her late husband began, weaving his solo turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter's personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, "Man, you ought to leave your karma to science."...

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Victor L. Schermer uploaded this event on February 27, 2019

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