Benji's Bounce – Dexter Gordon

A tribute to Thelonious Monk's Rhythm-A-Ning that takes the classic theme into new directions. Billy Higgins drum transcription available, plus a Solo Piano Arrangement.

Dexter Gordon

February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was born in Los Angeles, CA. In his last year of high school, he received a call from alto saxophonist Marshall Royal asking him to join the Lionel Hampton big band. This led to Dexter's first recording, with the Hampton band, on December 21, 1941. In 1944, after a few weeks with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and working and recording with Louis Armstrong's orchestra, Dexter joined Billy Eckstine and recorded with Eckstine's legendary band of soon-to-be jazz superstars that included Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Leo Parker, Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan, arranger Tadd Dameron and others, on September 5, 1944. Read more...

10 songs available.