Southport Records presents Dave Gordon | Chicago Studio Club

Southport Records presents Dave Gordon

March 12th, 2013

Chicago Studio Club 2013 poster for Dave Gordon and Brian   Sandstrom  

Saturday, April 6, 2013

6:30 – 9:00 pm


Dave Gordon – piano

Brian Sandstrom – bass



1920 W. Irving Park Rd.


(773) 348 – 7592

$5 cover

Dave Gordon – Pianist and Composer

     Dave Gordon began playing piano at age 9, and attended New Trier West as a teenager from Glencoe.  His musical path through high school led him to Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1978. His musical encounters include performances and recordings with Joe Henderson, Phil Wilson, John LaPorta, Tiger Okoshi and well known guitarist Mike Stern. He studied Jazz piano with the late great James Williams.

     Gordon’s recorded discography continues with a CD in the works, “Forthcoming.”  The current release is the Dave Gordon Quintet “Flash” – along with the previous CD “Constantly Evolving” (Birch Tree Records 2010) featuring Brian Gephart, Corky Siegel, Dave Zielinski, Anthony Brock, Chris Clemente and Dushun Mosely, recorded on his Steinway in his home studio.

     Gordon’s first original CD on Southport Records “Turn” (Southport 1995) and the subsequent CD “Faux Real” (Southport 2003) featured both live tracks from Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio and Gordon’s Saturn Productions.

     In 1984 Gordon released “Green Things”, a collection of originals which featured several different groups and included Howard Levy, Steve Eisen, Brian Gephart and others.  In 1981 with “Bagel O’ Fun”, Gordon collaborated with saxophonist Brian Gephart and recorded with prominent guitarist Bill Frisell (“Atmosphere” on Willow Records).

“… an exciting blend, a heady brew of humor, intricate techniques, and imagination.”
Lee Prosser, JazzReview  

Southport Records  presents an ongoing series of events at Katerina’s on the first Saturday of every month, with label partners Bradley Parker-Sparrow, piano and Joanie Pallatto, voice, open each set with their original duets and improvisations. 

Southport Records will present a mix of artists from the label roster, featuring jazz, avant garde, classical, cabaret, world and new music.  The co-host of this event, Katerina’s, has evolved into a unique listening experience and environment, with fine programming, including jazz, world, and pop forms.  As always, Katerina’s serves great cocktails and fine food!  Katerina’s – an eclectic club with its soul in the arts.

Southport Records celebrates the documentation of recording Chicago artists for the past thirty-six years – Sparrow Sound Design (1977 – 2013)! All Southport CDs are available from: , , , ,

See and hear Joanie & Sparrow on myspace and youtube!

Poster by Chicago Studio Club 2013. Thanks to Joanie for the photo of Dave Gordon by Jennifer Girard.


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