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Those Were the Days

Dexter Gordon

 
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Montmartre, Copenhagen, 1971

Here's some documentary footage of Dexter Gordon practicing and performing in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971.

As a teenager Dexter Gordon played saxophone alongside Illinois Jacquet in Lionel Hampton's band. After experiencing life as an African-American musician Gordon found true freedom from the shackles of artist and racial oppression in 1960s Europe.

Personnel:

Dexter Gordon, sax
Kenny Drew, piano
Niels-Henning ěrsted Pedersen, bass
Makaya Ntshoko, drums



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