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— All About Jazz
Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (biography)
”A must-read for jazz fans.”
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.
With over 40 years of professional experience, Maxine's invaluable expertise and generosity have helped countless clients from all walks of jazz and life.
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