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Settin' the Pace [Proper]
     

Settin' the Pace [Proper]

by Dexter Gordon
 
One of the most important yet overlooked figures in jazz is given his due with this amazing four-disc set on Proper. Going for the label's usual bargain-basement rate (roughly 20 dollars a pop), Settin' the Pace rounds up 55 of the tenor innovator's bop sides from the latter half of the '40s. Replete with a handsome and bulky booklet full of excellent photos,

Overview

One of the most important yet overlooked figures in jazz is given his due with this amazing four-disc set on Proper. Going for the label's usual bargain-basement rate (roughly 20 dollars a pop), Settin' the Pace rounds up 55 of the tenor innovator's bop sides from the latter half of the '40s. Replete with a handsome and bulky booklet full of excellent photos, notes, and sessionographies, this import makes a solid case for Gordon being the key link between early tenor giants like Coleman Hawkins and hard bop upstart Sonny Rollins. Besides that, there's a consistently solid array of classic bop cuts. Whether backing up Billy Eckstine ("Blowin' the Blues Away") and Dizzy Gillespie ("Groovin' High") or with his own combos ("Dexter's Deck"), Gordon is in top form throughout. Settin' the Pace, indeed.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Proper Box Uk
UPC:
0604988991628
catalogNumber:
16

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dexter Gordon   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Scott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Danny Barker   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Sonny Criss   Alto Saxophone
Tadd Dameron   Piano
Billy Eckstine   Trombone,Vocals
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Jimmy Giuffre   Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Helen Humes   Vocals
Budd Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Melba Liston   Trombone
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Max Roach   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Sonny Stitt   Alto Saxophone
Maxine Sullivan   Vocals
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Babasin   Bass
Herbie Fields   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Hefti   Trumpet
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Tommy Potter   Bass
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Trummy Young   Trombone
Connie Kay   Drums
Gene Ramey   Bass
Taswell Baird   Trombone
Benny Carter   Trumpet
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Art Blakey   Drums
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Percy Brice   Drums
Jimmy Bunn   Piano
Jimmy Butts   Bass
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Nat King Cole   Piano
Duke Ellington   Piano
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Frazier   Alto Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Hampton Hawes   Piano
J.C. Heard   Drums
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Art Mardigan   Drums
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Johnny Miller   Bass
Alton Moore   Trombone
Ed Nicholson   Drums
Chips Outcalt   Trombone
Frank Paparelli   Piano
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Roy Porter   Drums
Curly Russell   Bass
Sahib Shihab   Alto Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Maurice Simon   Baritone Saxophone
Stuff Smith   Violin
Vernon Smith   Trumpet
Chuck Thompson   Drums
Argonne Thornton   Piano
Gerald Valentine   Trombone
Connie Wainwright   Guitar
Sonny White   Piano
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Kai Winding   Trombone
Jackie Mills   Drums
Lucas   Bass
Ken Kennedy   Drums
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Diego Iborra   Bongos
Carlos Vidal Bolado   Conga
Willard Brown   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Hawkins   Trumpet
John Jackson   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Harry Edison   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Dexter Gordon   Composer
Wardell Gray   Composer
Red Norvo   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Evan Rogers   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Arranger
Ozzie Cadena   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Gerald Valentine   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Clarence Profit   Composer
Joop Visser   Liner Notes

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