Moana Surf – Jerry Dodgion

This very simple, laid-back song has a largely pentatonic melody. The original recording is not available as a download; exclusive audio and video from a recent session in the jazzleadsheets.com studio are presented here.

Jerry Dodgion

born on August 29, 1932

One of the most in-demand sidemen in jazz, Jerry Dodgion is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, and arranger with over 50 years under his belt. Jerry was raised in the San Francisco area and took up the alto sax in his early adolescence. He began working in the early 1950s; by 1953 (at the age of 21), he was already working with trumpeter/band leader Gerald Wilson. Two years later, he joined Benny Carter's band in Las Vegas for the opening of the Moulin Rouge. In the late 1950s, he played with Frank Sinatra and became a regular member of vibist Red Norvo's quintet (1958-1961). Read more...

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