Eric Dixon

Eric Dixon (March 28, 1930 – October 19, 1989) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, flautist, composer and arranger.

Dixon's professional career extended from 1950 until his death in 1989, during which time he was credited on perhaps as many as 200 recordings. He worked with Paul Gonsalves, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Mal Waldron, Oliver Nelson, Quincy Jones, Jack McDuff, Joe Williams, Bennie Green, Frank Foster, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, but is probably best known for his tenure in Count Basie's band, which lasted almost two decades. Dixon continued to play in the "ghost band" after Basie's death.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 28th, 1930 (New York City), Died October 19th, 1989 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: flute, tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 119508 8/16/1967 Green onions Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14618 8/16/1967 Goin' out of my head Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14619 8/16/1967 Hang on sloopy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14620 8/16/1967 Green onions Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14621 8/16/1967 Knock on wood Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14622 8/15/1967 Bright lights, big city Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14623 8/15/1967 Mercy, mercy, mercy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14624 8/15/1967 Don't let the sun catch you crying-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14625 8/15/1967 Ain't too proud to beg Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14626 8/17/1967 Let the good times roll Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14627 8/17/1967 Reach out, I'll be there Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14628 8/17/1967 In the heat of the night Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14629 8/17/1967 Memphis, Tennessee Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14785 1/4/1968 I was made to love her (the way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14786 1/3/1968 Respect Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14787 1/4/1968 I never loved a woman (The way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14788 1/3/1968 Chain gang Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14789 1/3/1968 Uptight (Everything's alright) Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14790 1/3/1968 Ode to Billy Joe Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14791 1/3/1968 My girl Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14792 1/3/1968 For your precious love Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14793 1/3/1968 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14794 1/4/1968 In the midnight hour Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14795 1/4/1968 Funky Broadway Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 14796 1/4/1968 Even when you cry Count Basie instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dixon, Eric," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202649.

Dixon, Eric. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202649.

"Dixon, Eric." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202649

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