April 21, 2019

SOPHISTICATED GIANT: The Life and Legacy of Dexter GordonBy Maxine GordonUniversity of California Press © 2018pp. 279 This biography of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) by his wife Maxine was written after his death and was a fulfillment of a promise she made to complete his life story. Most people will remember that Dexter was[…]

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April 16, 2019

It’s Saturday morning and while doing some chores around the house I turn on the TV and select the Music Choice Jazz Station. Soon, a solo erupts from the speakers that garners the comment “oh boy, another squeaky sax solo.” Another descriptive phrase I have heard likens the sound to “strangling a goose.” Sometimes it[…]

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April 12, 2019

Whether or not you attended the fantastic 2019 Pensacola JazzFest, you can relive those two days of musical merriment through our massive photo gallery. Just go to photos.jazzpensacola.com and click on the “Pensacola JazzFest 2019” gallery. Featured are photos by Ali Egan, Norman Vickers, Paul Herrick and Mike Suchcicki. Stay tuned for our official Pensacola[…]

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