Dexter Gordon Daddy Plays The Horn on LP
Verse Music Group and Naxos of America are happy to announce they will be joining forces to reissue the iconic 1950’s jazz catalog of Bethlehem Records. The label's lengthy discography contains over 250 albums that freshly and ambitiously captured an era of music, including West Coast Cool Jazz and East Coast Bop. Their roster of artists included Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, and Duke Ellington among others.
For some of these legendary artists, the Bethlehem recordings represent their classic debuts, and still for others, their greatest recorded work to date. Each track has been restored from the original analog sound recording and was remastered to meet the highest level of clarity and quality standards. For the first time in decades, each of the titles will be available in their original configuration on vinyl LP. The label's progressive cover art truly revolutionized the jazz market and each release will also include fully restored, original artwork and liner notes.
The lengthy, swinging tenor and rhythm formula that Dexter Gordon perfected made him a major force in the emergence of modern tenor saxophone styles and earned him the nickname “Father of the Tenor Saxophone.” The logical improvisations Gordon uses on 1955's appropriately titled Daddy Plays The Horn are no exception to this blueprint; one swinging tenor blowing at length with a rhythm section - Kenny Drew (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass) and Larry Marable (drums) - that is a joy to hear.
Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone)
Kenny Drew (piano)
Leroy Vinnegar (bass)
Larry Marable (drums)
Dexter Gordon Daddy Plays The Horn Track Listing:
1. Daddy Plays The Horn
3. Darn That Dream
4. Number Four
5. Autumn In New York
6. You Can Depend On Me