Gordon, Dexter

Gordon, Dexter (Keith)

(1923–89) jazz musician; born in Los Angeles. He was an influential saxophonist and the leader of his own groups from 1945. He won acclaim for his portrayal of a jazz musician in the 1986 film Round Midnight.
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Maxine Gordon, Dexter's wife, told a story about the couple meeting Baldwin at a Harlem party (her first time), and the writer calling out to the jazz master: "Hey, Dex, I was reading in the paper that we were expatriates.