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Remembering Dexter Gordon.

Jazz tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was one of the creators of bop and one of the most influential players of the 1940s and 1950s. Gordon received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1986 film Round Midnight. He died this morning of kidney failure. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead joins the show to remember Gordon.



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Other segments from the episode on April 25, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 25, 1990: Interview with Jonathan D. Spence; Commentary on Dexter Gordon; Interview with Vikram Seth; Review of Hettie Jones's and Molly Haskell's memoirs "How I…


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