Bob Gordon (saxophonist)

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Bob Gordon
Born (1928-06-11)June 11, 1928
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died August 28, 1955(1955-08-28) (aged 27)
California
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1940s–1950s
Associated acts Jack Montrose, Herbie Harper

Bob Gordon (11 June 1928–28 August 1955) was an American cool jazz baritone saxophonist born in St. Louis, Missouri, best known as a sideman for musicians like Stan Kenton, Shelly Manne, Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson, trombonist Herbie Harper and tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose, among others.[1]

Bob Gordon died in a car accident on his way to playing at a Pete Rugolo concert in San Diego.[2] His friend saxophonist Jack Montrose wrote: "The union of Bob Gordon and the baritone saxophone must have been decreed in Heaven, for never have I viewed such rapport between the natural tendencies of a musical instrument and the mind of the man using it. I cannot imagine Bob Gordon using any other instrument".[3]

Discography[edit]

As leader/co-leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Chet Baker
With Maynard Ferguson

With Jack Montrose

With Lyle Murphy
With Dave Pell
With Shorty Rogers

With Pete Rugolo

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