Tales from the far Side 27.02.20 Life and Music of Dexter Gordon

On this edition I pay tribute to tenor giant Dexter Gordon on what would have been his 97th Birthday and I look back at his extraordinary career from his early days with Billy Eckstine's Orchestra, his first recordings for the Savoy Label, his international breakthrough with his ground-breaking Blue Note albums, his 14 year stint in Europe and his successful return to the States until his passing in April 1990.

TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE is live on air on CRC102.9fm and on www.crcfm.ie every Thursday 8-9 pm with a repeat on Saturday 9-10 pm. And there is a podcast of the show available on the web site all through the week. The show has established itself over the years with a small but devoted listenership (even beyond Jazz-fans) and since the introduction on internet the listenership extended nationally and internationally.

Werner Lewon
Author: Werner Lewon
Werner Lewon has been presenting Tales from the Far Side for over15 years. It is one of the longest running Jazz-Shows in Ireland, certainly one of the very few from the West. “I am just an ordinary listener and punter who fell in love with jazz somewhere along the way and I love to introduce others to this magic. A day without Jazz is boring!
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