January 26, 2009
Webster University Jazz Faculty Present “the Dexter Gordon Tribute”What/Who:
The Webster University jazz faculty present “The Dexter Gordon Tribute” featuring Webster faculty saxophonists Willie Akins and Paul DeMarinis. They will be assisted by Jazz faculty members Carolbeth True on piano, Willem von Hombracht on bass and Kevin Gianino on drums. Selections to be performed include “Fried Bananas,” “Rainbow People,” “For Regulars Only,” “I Guess I'll Hand My Tears Out to Dry” “For All We Know,” “It's You or No One” and “Catalonian Nights.”
Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was among the first to develop a voice for the tenor saxophone in the new bebop style of the mid-1940's. His swinging, lyrical, behind the beat playing, which reflected the dual influences of Lester Young and Charlie Parker, proved to be influential to a number of subsequent tenor saxophonists including the young John Coltrane. Gordon's numerous recordings for the Blue Note, Prestige, Black Lion and Columbia record companies are widely regarded as among the most important documents of the development of the modern jazz tenor saxophone.
Monday, February 16, 2009, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5 at the door.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.