Bob Gordon

Bob Gordon (11 June 1928–28 August 1955) was an American cool jazz baritone saxophonist born in St. Louis, Missouri, best known as a sideman for musicians like Stan Kenton, Shelly Manne, Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Harper and Jack Montrose. He released one album as a bandleader. Gordon died in a car accident on his way to playing at a Pete Rugolo concert in San Diego.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 11th, 1928 (St. Louis), Died August 28th, 1955 (San Diego County)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-124 10-in. 8/25/1925 Sad Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 5-12); jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-4) songwriter  
Brunswick 14362-14364 10-in. 12/1/1924 Three o’clock blues Vic Meyers Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14370-14372 10-in. 12/2/1924 Sad Frank Bessinger ; Vic Meyers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick A96-A98 10-in. 5/14/1924 Can’t you tell Vic Meyers Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10643 10-in. 10/20/1925 Sad Tennessee Happy Boys Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 86791 9/3/1954 Private hell 36 Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86792 9/3/1954 Havana interlude Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86793 9/3/1954 Easy mood Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86794 9/3/1954 Daddy long legs Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86795 9/3/1954 Joshua Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86796 9/3/1954 Lilli Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86797 9/3/1954 Dance of the Lilliputian Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86798 9/3/1954 Private blues Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8240 3/17/1955 I'm forever counting geigers Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8241 3/17/1955 Id Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8242 3/18/1955 Skip to my loot Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8243 3/18/1955 Speak easy Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8412 5/18/1955 Ballad for Jeannie-1 Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8414 5/18/1955 The Turk-3 Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8415 5/18/1955 Cathy goes South-4 Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8466 6/1/1955 Groove juice Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8467 6/1/1955 Pink lady Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8468 6/1/1955 Bolero de Mendez Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8469 6/1/1955 Just a pretty tune Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gordon, Bob," accessed April 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203889.

Gordon, Bob. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203889.

"Gordon, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203889

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