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June 27, 2013 Montreal is a city of two cultures: French and English, usually commingling, sometimes colliding. The Montreal International Jazz Festival — Canada's grandest music event of the year — props up the city's elite Francophones. Here are five French or Quebecois artists featured this year.
September 26, 2007 This week, NPR's Tony Cox cues up the music — "Tanya" by Dexter Gordon. He explains how the song influenced his choices when naming his children.
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August 1, 2001 Dexter Gordon, considered by some to be the first great bebop stylist on tenor saxophone, recorded most of the songs on Settin' the Pace when he was in his mid-twenties. Gordon was already a pro by this time, having played with Lionel Hampton's band and Nat "King" Cole while still a teenager.
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