Hanky Panky – Dexter Gordon
This playful romp contrasts a bouncing melodic line with a marching bass line. Lead sheets and second parts available.
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- Recording: Dexter Gordon - Clubhouse
- Recorded on: May 27, 1965
- Label: Blue Note (LT 989)
- Concert Key: B-flat minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
- Tenor Sax - Dexter Gordon
- Piano - Barry Harris
- Bass - Bob Cranshaw
- Drums - Billy Higgins
This is an AABA form composition. Our audio excerpt starts with the second A so you get to hear part of the bridge.
For another twist on this great piece, check out Tina May's lyric version, No More Hanky-Panky.
Also check out Clubhouse and Jodi from this album.
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...