Dexter Gordon 90th Birthday: February 27, 1923
Last year marked Charles Mingus’s 90th birthday and this year, another star Los Angeles native hits the same milestone. Dexter was not only a pioneer in the bebop movement, charting the blueprint for the tenor saxophone, but he was also a unique character and well-read intellectual. Despite his one major failing of putting A-1 Steak Sauce on perfectly good meat, he was fond of pointing out, “I’m not the boy next door.” A biography & more from the gorgeous DexterGordon.com website. Please visit.