In this great video the late Dexter Gordon explains his musical philosophy and does some expressive playing with his Quartet.
The "Dexter Gordon Quartet" is Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Kirk Lightsey (piano), David Eubanks (bass), Eddie Gladden (drums).
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor (Round Midnight, Warner Bros, 1986). He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone. His studio and live performance career were both extensive and multifaceted, spanning over 50 years in recorded jazz history.