Fenja – Dexter Gordon
A lyrical medium swinger from one of Dexter Gordon's best-known albums, over the changes of the standard I'm Getting Sentimental Over You. Our lead sheets include the two-horn harmonies from the recording.
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- Recording: Dexter Gordon - Homecoming
- Recorded on: December 11-12, 1976
- Label: Columbia (PG 34650)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Woody Shaw
- Tenor Sax - Dexter Gordon
- Piano - Ronnie Mathews
- Bass - Stafford James
- Drums - Louis Hayes
There is an eight-measure intro whose first four notes are a retrograde inversion of the beginning of the A section. This intro is also used as an ending, as shown in our lead sheet as a D.C. al fine after the out head.
Our lead sheets include the two-horn harmonies heard on the recording, which are mostly at the ends of melody phrases. The B♭ lead sheet is in the range where Dexter Gordon plays it on tenor sax. It could also work on trumpet an octave higher; however, on the recording trumpeter Woody Shaw takes the A and C sections down an octave, in unison with the tenor. We have a trumpet 1st part showing the melody in the register where Woody plays it. Our E♭ lead sheet is in the same octave for alto sax.
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...