Library of Congress Receives the Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz

The Library of Congress has announced that it has received the Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz. Gordon, who died in 1990, was considered one of the world’s best tenor saxophonists. Most of the collection includes sound recordings but there are also documents, videos, and films.

Gordon’s wife, Maxine, is senior interviewer and jazz researcher at the Bronx African-American History Project at Fordham University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in history at New York University and is writing a biography on her husband.