Dexter Gordon’s 90th Birth-year Celebration – Event Schedule (2013-2014)
There are celebrations planned for the entire 90th birth year of Dexter Gordon, the world-renowned jazz musician, band leader, composer, Academy Award nominated Actor (for the leading role in the film Round Midnight) and the world’s first Bebop tenor saxophonist. Dexter Gordon was born on February 27, 1923 and passed away on April 25, 1990.
AllAboutJazz Interview – Maxine Gordon: The Legacy of Dexter Gordon
Gordon’s wife and longtime manager, Maxine Gordon, has kept the legacy strong through lectures and guest appearances, donation of all of Gordon’s archival work to the Library of Congress, the licensing group Dex Music LLC and The Dexter Gordon Foundation. She is currently writing his biography, due for release in 2013. She often works closely with her son, Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III, who is administrator, general manager, and web publisher for Gordon’s legacy.
Dexter Gordon: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (7 CDs)
WBAI – Family Legacy: Interview with Maxine Gordon and son Woody Shaw III
Miles Davis on Dexter Gordon