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Swiss Nights Vol. 3

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Released  1979
Artist  Dexter Gordon Quartet
Label  SteepleChase Records
Producer  Nils Winther
Release date  1979
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  August 23 & 24, 1975 at the Zurich Jazz Festival in Zurich, Switzerland
Length  65:32 CD with bonus tracks
Swiss Nights Vol. 3 (1975)  Something Different (1975)
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Swiss Nights Vol. 3 is a live album led by saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in Zurich in 1975 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label in 1979.



In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow said "The third of three CDs taken from tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon's appearances at the 1975 Zurich Jazz Festival has more variety than the other two. ...With pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Alex Riel offering strong support, Dexter Gordon is heard in enthusiastic, hard-swinging form".

Track listing

  1. Introduction - 0:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Tenor Madness" (Sonny Rollins) - 12:29 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "Jelly, Jelly" (Billy Eckstine) - 12:47
  4. "Didn't We?" (Jimmy Webb) - 9:08
  5. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 11:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 9:30
  7. "Rhythm-a-Ning/The Theme" (Thelonious Monk/Traditional) - 10:31


  • Dexter Gordon - tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Joe Newman - trumpet (track 5)
  • Kenny Drew - piano
  • Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - bass
  • Alex Riel - drums
  • Songs

    2Tenor Madness12:42
    3Jelly Jelly Jelly13:03


    Swiss Nights Vol. 3 Wikipedia

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