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Dexter Gordon

Fried Bananas (2017 reissue)

Gearbox Records


Released: 15th Dec 2017


LP + download

Released: 15th Dec 2017


the three extended tracks on this record clearly demonstrate the crystal-clear rapport and deep understanding that Dexter and his Dutch band had developed together.

The legendary tenor saxophonist moved to Europe in 1962. Ten years later, he was living in Copenhagen when he went on the road with a Dutch rhythm section consisting of pianist Rein de Graaff, double bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Eric Ineke. This was quite unusual, as Dexter mostly toured as a solo artist working with local musicians in each town. By the time their performance at the Societiet Progress in Heemskerk was recorded for broadcast by VPRO, the quartet had been playing together regularly for two months. These are two of his signature compositions, ‘The Panther’ and ‘Fried Bananas’, plus the iconic Coleman Hawkins classic ‘Body And Soul’.

Fried Bananas (2017 reissue)


  1. Fried Bananas
  2. The Panther
  3. Body And Soul