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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Event organizer: olinarts@bates.edu
Event Date & Time: October 23, 2019 7:00 pm

LEWISTON — Bates College will present “Sophisticated Giant: The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Olin Arts Center, Russell Street. Maxine Gordon will offer a talk about her late husband, an eminent tenor saxophonist who was one of the first to embrace bebop and who, in turn, influenced such players as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. In his later career, Gordon made a triumphant return to the U.S. after 14 years in Europe and starred in the acclaimed 1986 film Round Midnight. Free but tickets required.