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Dexter Gordon
Both Sides Of Midnight

Original Recordings Group [ORG] / Black Lion Records

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

“Both Sides of Midnight puts back on the market the long unavailable first half of a long recording evening which took place on July 20, 1967 at the celebrated jazzhus Montmartre, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Long Tall Dexter is backed on this occassion by Kenny Drew on piano, the Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. Among the four extended selections, are wonderful readings of two Sonny Rollins' compositions: "Doxy" and "Sonnymoon for You". You can never get too much Dexter!” - Jazz Messengers

“A group of American expatriates teamed with 21-year-old bass prodigy Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen yields almost an hour of excellent music from a club date at the venerable Montmartre Jazzhuis in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sowing the seeds of the sound of Sonny Rollins and using part of Newk's repertoire, Gordon makes these musical statements all his own with a personalized voice free of imitation, but full of melodic hooks and ladders reaching skyward in distinguished, ad hoc fashion. Pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Al Heath stay very close to Gordon's muse during this short stack of standards, stretching the harmonic parameters of these well-known tunes in a delightful program of professionally rendered modern mainstream jazz.

Drew and Gordon together are best when wearing their hearts on their sleeves during the quiet tunes "For All We Know" and "Misty," using emotional constraint and control with throaty, pillow talk tones. A well-recorded live date, one of many Gordon did at the Montmartre, this easily ranks as one of Gordon's best, just shy of his magnum opus Homecoming.” - AllMusic


  • Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Drew, piano
  • Nils Henning Orsted Pederson, bass
  • Albert 'Tootie' Heath, drums


A1. Devillette

A2. For All We Know

B1. Doxy

B2. Sonnymoon for Two


Item description:


Dexter Gordon


Both Sides Of Midnight


Original Recordings Group [ORG] Music / Black Lion Records


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram



Release Date:

This reissue: 2012 | Original - 1988




Bop, Hard Bop, Tenor Saxophone

Catalog No:

ORGM-1062 | BLP 60103