The Tower of Power!

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The Tower of Power!
The Tower of Power!.jpg
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1969
Recorded April 2 & 4, 1969
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 35:47
Label Prestige
PR 7623
Producer Don Schlitten
Dexter Gordon chronology
A Day in Copenhagen
(1969)A Day in Copenhagen1969
The Tower of Power!
More Power!
(1969)More Power!1969

The Tower of Power! is an album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon which was recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Lindsay Planer of Allmusic states, "Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned to the United States in the spring of 1969 to create his first studio recordings in nearly a decade... Gordon selflessly provides copious space to his bandmates, a quality that certainly makes selections such as these a pleasure to revisit".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dexter Gordon except as indicated

  1. "Montmartre" (Dexter Gordon, Rex Stewart) - 10:54
  2. "The Rainbow People" - 8:49
  3. "Stanley the Steamer" - 8:02
  4. "Those Were the Days" (Gene Raskin) - 8:02



  1. ^ Dexter Gordon discography accessed March 19, 2013
  2. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic Review accessed March 15, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.