Sax Gordon – In The Wee Small Hours
Delmark DE 5018 (2014)
Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Kim Wilson, and is featured on recordings by Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Billy Boy Arnold, and most recently Mississippi Heat (Warning Shot, Delmark 839). Now with 4 solo albums and his own show, he brings rocking sax around the globe. But while gaining recognition as a blues and R&B player, Gordon continues playing soulful, straight-ahead jazz with swing-masters like Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Soul-Jazz heroes Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, and Reuben Wilson. On In The Wee Small Hours, his first jazz release, Gordon goes back to the classic organ combo sound with a relaxed session of jazz standards with a deep and soulful sound.