Dexter Keith Gordon (1923-1990), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Gordon was born in Los Angeles on 27 February 1923. He was one of the first to develop a distinct style as a bebop tenor. He became a major post-war jazz tenor voice. He is considered one of the most important modern tenor saxophonists alongside John Coltrane and Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Joe Henderson, and a few others. Dexter Gordon was a leader of his own jazz ensembles from 1940 to 1980 and played with jazz legends like Charles Mingus and Louis Armstrong. In 1947, he also performed with the Fletcher Henderson Band in Los Angeles. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.