TITLE: The Dexter Gordon Collection at the Library of Congress
SPEAKER: Maxine Gordon
EVENT DATE: 2010/04/16
RUNNING TIME: 44 minutes
Considered one of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, "Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people." The Library of Congress has taken steps to ensure the survival of Gordon's musical heritage by acquiring more than a thousand items from his career spanning more than five decades. The Library celebrates the acquisition of this invaluable record of Gordon's cultural legacy in a special program.
Speaker Biography: Maxine Gordon a Ph.D. Candidate in History (African Diaspora) at New York University, is the senior interviewer and jazz researcher at the Bronx African American History Project at Fordham University. She is currently writing a biography about her husband Dexter Gordon.