Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Kenny Drew (piano); Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson (bass); Albert Heath (drums).
Recorded at the Montmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark on July 20, 1967. Includes liner notes by Alun Morgan.
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Kenny Drew (piano); Nils-Henning Orsted Pederson (bass); Albert Heath (drums).
Recorded at Montmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark on July 20, 1967. Includes liner notes by Alun Morgan.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
One of many live albums Gordon cut in his adopted home of Copenhagen in the late 60's, BODY AND SOUL finds the saxophonist in fine form, treating standards with the warm reverence that earned him a devoted fanship in the U.S. and abroad. A direct descendent of old-school stylists like Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, Gordon's full, lyrical approach to phrasing and rich timbre sweeten favorites like "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Like Someone In Love" and the tenor sax signature title track.
While Gordon's elegant, flowing lines are heavily romantic in texture and appeal, his skill with embellishment and improvisation do not disappoint, as he proves in the free-ranging opening solo of "There Will Never Be Another You" and the accelerated changes and muted tone variations of "Blues Walk." Pianist Kenny Drew, drummer Albert Heath and bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson support Gordon's lovely playing throughout and make BODY AND SOUL an enjoyable, often beautiful, classic jazz experience.