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Rainbow People
     

The Rainbow People

by Dexter Gordon
 
This previously unreleased live recording, from a 1974 Scandinavian tour, highlights the strong partnership of Dexter Gordon and trumpeter Benny Bailey. Backed by a European rhythm section, the two stretch out on four long tracks: an easygoing "C Jam Blues," a Bailey ballad feature on "I Can't Get Started," and two Gordon originals, the minor-key bop vehicle

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This previously unreleased live recording, from a 1974 Scandinavian tour, highlights the strong partnership of Dexter Gordon and trumpeter Benny Bailey. Backed by a European rhythm section, the two stretch out on four long tracks: an easygoing "C Jam Blues," a Bailey ballad feature on "I Can't Get Started," and two Gordon originals, the minor-key bop vehicle "Montmartre" and the slow-grooving title track. Happily, the disc captures Gordon in excellent form. From the very first minutes, his tonal command and forceful yet laid-back swing transport the listener. Bailey's playing is extroverted, full of brash wit. One hates to sound like an old crank and say they don't make 'em like this anymore, but the feeling is practically unavoidable. There's a dramatic hike in volume six or so minutes into "Montmartre," but otherwise the recording is unblemished.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Steeplechase
UPC:
0716043152124
catalogNumber:
31521

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