By Sam Griffith
I have long been a fan of Dexter Gordon. In fact, I can say without a doubt that he was one of, possibly my first, musical influences. My parents bought me a ten disc Jazz Masters compilation that featured Dexter playing “Come Rain of Come Shine”. I was immediately hooked and filled out my jazz library with only Dexter and J.J. Johnson albums. It has been a while since I dug into Dexter’s music and at a friends suggestion, recently watched a documentary of his life and career, More Than You Know.
Its very weird.