"Maxine Gordon is a force in her own right, advocating for the
music and musicians in many capacities, as a partner, friend,
manager, and scholar."

— All About Jazz


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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (biography)

”A must-read for jazz fans.”
—JazzTimes

Written by Maxine Gordon, Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz.

Available from the University of California Press.


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Welcome to the official website of historian, archivist, researcher, and long-time Jazz aficionado, Maxine Gordon (Read Bio).