Mar 3, 2013

Movie of the Week: Dexter Gordon - More Than You Know (1996)

Dexter Gordon, Royal Roost, New York City, 1948 by Herman Leonard (source)
Documentary tracing the tenor saxophonist's career from his beginnings in the bands of Billy Eckstine and Lionel Hampton in the 1940s, through his self-imposed exile in Copenhagen in the 1960s, to his triumphant return to the US in the 1970s and the making of the film Round Midnight in 1985. The story is told in Gordon's own words through interviews and performances. (Text source)

Includes footage of Dexter during different periods of his career speaking and playing, both in Europe and the United States, as well as interviews with the great Ben Webster, Steve Lacey, Woody Shaw, Phil woods, and others.

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