Featuring Dexter Gordon – 1969
Oscar Peterson Trio
The only known meeting between Peterson and Gordon
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On Oct. 30, 1969 for the British television show Jazz At Studio One, Oscar Peterson and his trio with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham were featured along with a rather special guest.
Peterson begins the program by creating an unaccompanied solo on “I Concentrate On You.”
The immortal tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon and Oscar Peterson never recorded together, but this timeless clip has them joining forces.
“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” was a satisfying ballad feature for Gordon; it precedes the fireworks generated by Peterson and Dexter on a cooking rendition of “You Stepped Out Of A Dream.”