Heleen – Joe Gordon

A beautiful ballad, with transcribed trumpet solos by two virtuosos recorded 48 years apart.

Joe Gordon

May 15, 1928 – November 4, 1963

Trumpeter Joe Gordon was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he became a fan of the Count Basie band, and especially trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison. Later, Joe was impressed by a live performance of "Little" Benny Harris with the Coleman Hawkins/Don Byas group. Soon after, he took a modern music class at the New England Conservatory taught by trumpeter Fred Berman. Read more...

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