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Dexter Gordon

Acting

6 Movies0TV shows
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About Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon is a 99 years old male from Los Angeles, CA, USA. Dexter is most well known for acting, and has 6 known credits, of which 6 are movies, and 0 are TV shows.

Dexter Gordon’s highest rated movies

If you enjoy Dexter Gordon’s movies you should definitely watch Awakenings (1990), as with 8.0 it is the highest rated movie Dexter has worked on!

  1. Awakenings (1990)
  2. Round Midnight (1986)
  3. Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 and '64 (2007)
  4. Cool Cats (2015)
  5. Stop for Bud (1963)

1. Awakenings (1990 Movie)

The best rated movie Dexter Gordon has been a part of is the drama movie Awakenings, where they had the role of Rolando. It has a rating on Friendspire of 8.0 and 7.8 on IMDb.

2. Round Midnight (1986)

Round Midnight has a rating on 7.4 on IMDb . Dexter Gordon worked on this drama, biography movie as Dale Turner.

3. Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 and '64 (2007)

In Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 and '64 Dexter Gordon was worked as Toast the Knowing.

4. Cool Cats (2015)

This documentary movie has a rating on 7.1 on IMDb. In Cool Cats Dexter Gordon had the role of Self (archive footage).

5. Stop for Bud (1963)

Dexter Gordon was a part of the movie Stop for Bud as Narrator (voice). This documentary, music movie has a rating 7.0 on IMDb.

Frequently asked questions

When was Dexter Gordon born?

Dexter Gordon’s birthday is on 27 February 1923 .

What is Dexter Gordon’s gender?

Dexter Gordon is male.

Where was Dexter Gordon born?

Dexter Gordon was born in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

What is Dexter most known for?

Dexter Gordon is most known for acting. Dexter has worked on 6 movies and 0 TV shows.

What is Dexter Gordon’s highest rated movie?

The best rated movie they have been a part of is Awakenings, which has a score of 8.0.

Dexter’s Filmography

As Rolando. Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

As Dale Turner. Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius.

Executive producer. Dexter Gordon features three concerts filmed in 1963 and 1964 in Holland, Switzerland and Belgium that highlight the bebop legend's classic style and silky tone. Filmed while Dexter was living in Europe, these shows feature legendary side musicians such as Art Taylor (drums) and Kenny Drew (piano) and jazz classics "Blues Walk", "A Night In Tunisia", "Body And Soul" and others. One of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history (both John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins claim him as an influence), Dexter Gordon is captured in sharp form and style on this 70-minute tour de force.

As Self (archive footage). Documentary on jazz giants Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon's 1962-76 European exile. Multiple film festival award winner. Director: Janus Køster-Rasmussen

As Narrator (voice). Stop for Bud is Jørgen Leth's first film and the first in his long collaboration with Ole John. […] they wanted to "blow up cinematic conventions and invent cinematic language from scratch". The jazz pianist Bud Powell moves around Copenhagen -- through King's Garden, along the quay at Kalkbrænderihavnen, across a waste dump. […] Bud is alone, accompanied only by his music. […] Image and sound are two different things -- that's Leth's and John's principle. Dexter Gordon, the narrator, tells stories about Powell's famous left hand. In an obituary for Powell, dated 3 August 1966, Leth wrote: "He quite willingly, or better still, unresistingly, mechanically, let himself be directed. The film attempts to depict his strange duality about his surroundings. His touch on the keys was like he was burning his fingers -- that's what it looked like, and that's how it sounded. But outside his playing, and often right in the middle of it, too, he was simply gone, not there."

As Tenor Saxophone. Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Makaya Ntshoko and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen perform at the Jazzhus Montmartre in 1969. Setlist: "Those Were the Days" "Fried Bananas"

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