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I just placed an order for this DVD, which looks like a "good un". Clips from the website show Dexter in top form...and playing the 10M/Dukoff combination. Apparently the horn wasn't stolen in '61 after all.

Here's the link http://www.dextergordon.com/main.htm

I'll post a review once I have watched the DVD.
 

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Thanks for the info. And clicking on the uTube photo - now that's the way a sax is supposed to be played! There's so much history in that sound.
 

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Yeah some of these videos have been posted to YouTube, but I'll be picking up this video as well. This is Dexter at the hieght of his powers. I only wish someone would open the vault and put together a box set off all his existing videos from a young man until his last years playing, he's too important not to have them preserved.
 

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the new jazz icons series are amazing. just ordered the ellington one...
 

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Nice, it's amazing that Dex's fingers stay SO close to the keys. It's almost like he's not moving his fingers at all. It 's when he plays the snippet of Ladybird
 

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Nice, it's amazing that Dex's fingers stay SO close to the keys. It's almost like he's not moving his fingers at all. It 's when he plays the snippet of Ladybird
Yes! It's also interesting to get good closeups of his embouchure. That lower lip is waaaay out there.
 

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I received a promotional copy for review in late July and was delighted. The big plus of the Jazzicons series is the cleanup work done to the original films and viewing them on a large screen television.
 

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I just picked up this DVD today and watched it start-to-finish...great stuff. They did a great job with the sound and video quality, and Dexter is at the top of his form throughout. I'd recommend it without hesitation to any Dex fan.
 

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I ordered the Dex and Coltrane Icon series. Some of this stuff is on YouTube, but the quality bites on that site. I look forward to watching Dex and Trane on a big screen, at my parents house that is, I only have a little t.v. at my place.
 

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I've had my Dex and Coltrane Icon DVD's for a couple of days now and they're both great.

Dexter on Lady Bird, shot in Belgium '64 is the most massive toned thing I've ever heard. It was the cut that made the disc and it was recorded in the studio as opposed to a live club setting. Dex is blowing like the best of what you've heard on the BlueNote's.

Coltrane disc had stuff that I'd seen snippets of in the past and I bought the disc to see the '65 clips. I wanted to see Trane how he might have appeared live in his last years and it didn't let me down. The whole classic quartet was on fire. I had seen some of this in short clips and I'd alway wondered what all that smoke coming off of Elvin was from, it turns out the concert was held outside in some really chilly weather. It solves a mystery for me, but the affect with Trane, Jimmy and Elvin putting off steam and the music they're creating makes it look like a concert that was going on in hell. These guys were intense, like a fire and brimstone preacher intensity.
 

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I have the Dex DVD. It is very good. It's Dexter in his prime.

But I have one complaint. The sound track is mostly not in sync with the video. I first noticed it when it seemed that Dexter's notes sound slightly before he closes his lips around the mouthpiece after he takes a breath. Then I noticed on a passage with defined drum hits that the audio hits come ahead of the video stick hitting the drum. Same thing when the camera moves in on the piano player's hands. It's milleseconds of video delay, but it's wide enough to be noticeable.

The problem seems to be less noticeable on the final tracks.

This problem makes watching the video uncomfortable for me. I might just import the DVD into Premiere, fix it, and burn a new copy.

It's such an easy problem to fix in production, I don't know why they release a DVD with that kind of glitch. Particularly when the packaging is so professionally made. You'd think they'd pay as much attention to the media as they do to the eye candy.
 

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Yeah I noticed that as well, but I'm just glad those europeans respected all these american jazzmen enough to tape them. Our own country didn't hardly record squat. In a country where every rock concert was recorded, you'd think at least someone like Trane would have a few people obsessed enough to capture him on video.
 

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I noticed the delay too, but assumed it was my TV. I have a rear-projection set, and the sound-video sync is not always perfect anyway. It is too bad that they didn't fix it, if they were indeed able to do so.
 
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