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    Dexter Gordon-Night in Tunisia

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    bob erwig

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    This is one of these amazing clips found in the archives of the Dutch Broadcasting Company and indeed brought out on TV a few years ago.
    Here in 1964 we see well dressed and good looking tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon at the height of his creative career playing for a Dutch TV program. The setting is done in Restaurant "De Poort Wal" in the city of Amersfoort.
    Dexter walks off the street, into the pub, gives his coat and hat to the bartender, walks on the set, gets his unpacked saxophone from under the piano and introduces the next tune.
    Backed by a Swiss trio lead by pianist George Gruntz Dexter plays Nights of Tunisia.
    Listen to this man's power, tone and of course original ideas. A big bravo for the Dutch researchers who were able to bring back these musical bebop treasures.