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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 13, 1933    

Originally from Philadelphia, Gordon's career spans back to the bebop era, having come up alongside other jazz greats like the Heath brothers, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane, to name a few.

Gordon began performing at the age of 16. At 18, he played the same chair as Lester Young behind Billie Holiday for the first interracial jazz concert in Philadelphia in the summer of 1952

Credits include performances with Philly Joe Jones, Sarah Vaughn, The Four Freshman, Vido Musso, Frances Fayes, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Abby Lincoln, Tommy Vig, Steve & Edie, Ike & Tina Turner, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, and several others....
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