Our Man In Paris


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Our Man in Paris is a 1963 jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon. The album’s title refers to where the recording was made, Gordon (who had moved to Copenhagen a year earlier) teaming up with fellow expatriates Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke, both Parisian residents, and native Parisian Pierre Michelot. Powell, Clarke and Michelot, under the name The Three Bosses, had played together often in Paris since Powell moved there in 1959.

The original intention was for the pianist on the recording to be Kenny Drew and for the music to be new compositions by Gordon. However, the actual pianist used was Bud Powell, who would not play new music, so jazz standards were chosen during the rehearsal.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave it a maximum four-star rating and added it to the core collection, commenting that Gordon’s playing on “A Night in Tunisia” “is one of his finest performances on record” and concluding that the album is “A classic”.

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