JORDAN Clifford

JORDAN CLIFFORD, LACONIA,JR. (ST).

Chicago, Illinois. 2/9/1931. – New York. 27/3/1993.

Ha iniziato da bambino a studiare il pianoforte e a 14 anni ha iniziato prima con il sax C-Melody e quindi con il sax tenore. Ha avuto come suoi compagni di studi alla DuSable High School, John Gilmore, Johnny Griffin e Richard Davis. Ha debuttato professionalmente con Max Roach, con il quale è tornato in seguito, ha suonato poi con Sonny Stitt e nel 1957 con Horace Silver. A New York ha suonato con Jay Jay Johnson nel 1959, con Kenny Dorham nel 1961, Paul Chambers, John Gilmore e Charles Mingus. Ha girato il mondo e nel 1968 ha avuto anche una sua casa discografica la Frontier Records. Inoltre ha insegnato, ha fatto il fotografo e ha trovato anche il tempo per girare un film ”Lady Day, a music tragedy”, nel quale egli ha interpretato la parte di Lester Young. Nel 1974 ha messo su un quartetto con Cedar Walton, il ”Magic Triangle”. Ha suonato con Barry Harris, Walter Booker, Vernell Fournier, Art Farmer, Andrew Hill. Ha inciso con Lee Morgan, Charles McPherson, Anthony Davis e Eric Dolphy. Sassofonista hard bop, dal sound personale e gradevole, dal suono massiccio.

Discografia:

Blowing In From Chicago.57Blowing In From Chicago.

John Gilmore, Cliff Jordan (st) Horace Silver (p) Curley Russell (b) Art Blakey (dr).

Bo-Till [5:56] / Billie’s Bounce [9:34] / Blue Lights [6:37] / Evil Eye [ 5:15] / Everywhere [5:43] / Status Quo [5:35].

(Blue Note CDP 28977)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 3-3-57.

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Cliff Jordan.57Cliff Jordan.

Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Jenkins (sa) Clifford Jordan (st) Ray Bryant (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Not Guilty [11:43] / St.John [8:18] / Blue Shoes [9:38] / Beyond The Blue Horizon [6:59].

Stesso gruppo meno Fuller.

Ju-Ba [3:55].

(Blue Note BLP 1565) Hackensack, New Jersey, 2-6-57.

Cliff Craft.57Cliff Craft.

Art Farmer (tp) Clifford Jordan (st) Sonny Clark (p) George Tucker (b) Louis Hayes (dr).

Confirmation [7:34] / Anthropology [7:03] / Soul-Lo Blues [8:29] / Laconia [7:06] / Cliff Craft [6:30] / Sophisitcated Lady [6:46].

(Blue Note 1582)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 10-11-57.

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Spellbound.60Spellbound.

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Spanky De Brest (b) Albert Heath (dr).

Toy [4:25] / Lush Life [5:15] / Moon-a-tic [4:41] / Spellbound [5:54] / Hot Water [5:06] / Last Night When We Were Young [6:30] / Au Privave [8:31].

(Riverside RLP 340)

New York, 10-8-60.

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A Story Tale.61A Story Tale

Sonny Red (sa) Clifford Jordan (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Elvin Jones (dr).

Cumberland Court / A Story Tale / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Defiance / Prints / Hip Pockets / Falling In Love Is Wonderful / If I Didn’t Care.

(Jazzland JLP 940S)

New York, 14-2-61.

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Starting Time.61startingtime

Clifford Jordan (st) Kenny Dorham (tp) Cedar Walton (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Albert Heath (dr).

Sunrise In Mexico / Extempore / Down Through The Years / One Flight Down / Windmill / Don’t You Know I Care / Mosaic.

(Jazzland JLP 52)

New York, 14 e 15-6-61.

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Bearcat.62Bearcat

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Teddy Smith (b) John Curtis Moses (dr).

Bearcat [4:56] / Dear Old Chicago [5:30] / How Deep Is The Ocean [4:58] / The Middle Of The Block [4:59] / You Better Leave It Alone [5:57] / Malice Towards None [5:58] / Out-House [5:29].

(OJC 494 CD)

New York, 28-12-61 e 10-1-62.

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These Are My Roots.65These Are My Roots.

Roy Burrowes (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Chuck Wayne (bj-g) Richard Davis (b) Albert”Tootie”Heath (dr).

Dick’s Holler [4:53] / Silver City Bound [2:41] / Take This Hammer [4:18] / Black Betty [2:59] / The Highest Mountain [4:17] / Goodnight Irene [4:29] / De Gray Goose [3:38] / Black Girl [4:22] / Jolly O’ The Ransom [2:22] / Jellow Gal [4:27].

(Kock Jazz 8522)

New York, 1 e 17-2-65.

Soul Fountain.66Soul Fountain.

Jinny Owens (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Clifford Jordan (fl-p-st) Big John Patton (org) Frank Owens (p-org) Bob Cranshaw (b) Ben Tucker (b) Bobby Durhan (dr) Ray Barretto (conga) Orestes Vilado (perc).

T.N.T [2:39] / I’ve Got A Feeling For You [3:00] / H.N.I.C. [3:32] / I Got You [2:37] / Caribbean Cruise [2:07] / Senor Blues [5:42] / Eeh Bah Lickey Doo [4:05] / Retribution [4:31].

(Wounded Bird Rec.201)

New York, 12 e 25-10-66.

In The World.69In The World.

Clifford Jordan (st) Julian Priester (tb) Wynton Kelly (p) Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis (b) Don Cherry (tp) Albert Heath (dr).

Vienna [17:10] / Doug’s Prelude [4:47].

Clifford Jordan (st) Julian Priester (tb) Wynton Kelly (p) Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis (b) Kenny Dorham (tp) Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell (dr).

Ougoudougou [11:00] / 872 [7:14].

(Strata East SES 1972-1) New York, primavera 1969.

Glass Bead Game, Vol.2.73Glass Bead Game, Vol.2.

Clifford Jordan (st-fl) Stanley Kowell (p) Cedar Walton (p) Bill Lee (b) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr-perc).

Shoulders [5:19] / Bridge Work [3:47] / Maimoun [5:40] / Alias Buster Henry [8:16] / One For Amos [6:47].

(Charly Rec.245)

New York, 29-10-73.

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Half Note.95Half Note

Clifford Jordan (st-fl) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Albert Tootie Heath (dr).

Holy Land [8:41] / The Glass Bead Games [5:38] / St.Thomas [9:58] / Rhtyhm-a-ning [8:57] / Midnight Waltz [9:17] / The Highest Mountain [6:45].

(Steeplechase 31198)

New York, 5-4-74.

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Night Of The Mark.74Night Of The Mark

Clifford Jordan (st-fl) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

John Coltrane [7:42] / Highest Mountain [5:57] / Blue Monk [7:15] / Midnight Waltz [10:45] / One For Amos [10:43] / It’s Time.

(Muse CD 5445)

New York, Marzo, 1975.

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On Stage vol.175On Stage vol.1

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Pinocchio [7:27] / That Old Devil Moon [10:10] / The Maestro [6:08] / The Highest Mountain [14:08].

(Steeplechase SCCD31071)

Amsterdam, 29-3-75.

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On Stage vol.2.75On Stage vol.2

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Midnight Waltz [15:59] / I Should Care [10:09] / Stella By Starlight [10:25] / Alias Buster Henry [4:42] / Seven Minds [13:19] / Shoulders [6:42] / St.Thomas [14:32] / Bleeker Street Scene [5:20].

(Steeplechase SCS 1104)

Amsterdam, 29-3-75.

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On Stage vol.3.75On Stage vol.3.

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Seven Minds [13:19] / Shoulders [6:42] / St.Thomas [14:32] / Blecket Street Theme II [5:20].

(Steeplechase SCCD 31104)

Amsterdam, 29-3-75.

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The Highest Mountain.75The Highest Mountain.

Clifford Jordan (st-fl) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Bearcat / Seven Minds / Impression Of Scandinavia / Scorpio / Firm Roots / The House On Maple Street / Miss Morgan / The Highest Mountain.

(Steeplechase 1047)

18 Aprile 1975.

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Firm Roots.75Firm Roots

Clifford Jordan (st-fl) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Firm Roots [8:43] / Angel In The Night [8:56] / Scorpio [3:50] / Inga [7:57] / Voices Deep Within Me [6:28] / One For Amos [8:27] / Bearcat [4:49] / Seven Minds / Impressions Of Scandinavia / Scorpio (alt.take) / Firm Roots (alt.take) / The House On Maple Street / Miss Morgan / The Hidgest Mountain.

(Steeplechase SCCD 1033 CD)

Monaco di Baviera, 18-4-75.

The Pentagon.76The Pentagon

Clifford Jordan (st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr) Ray Mantilla (cga)

Manteca / Darn that dream / Una mas / D.B. Blues / I can’t get started / He is a hero

(East Wind EW-10002)

New York, 17 Maggio 1976.

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Remembering Me-Me.76Remembering Me-Me.

Roy Burrowes (tp-flic) Clifford Jordan (st) Chris Anderson (p) Wilbur Ware (b) George Avalot (dr).

Symphony In Blues / Nama’s Little Boy Thinks He’s A Man.

(Muse CD 5105)

New York, 1976.

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Inward Fire.77Inward Fire.

Dizzy Reece (tp) Clifford Jordan (st-sa) Pat Patrick (sb-fl) Howard Johnson (tuba) Muhal Richard (p) Jimmy Ponder (g) Richard Davis (b) Louis Hayes (dr) Azzard Weston (conga).

Inward Fire / The Look / Toy / Eat At Joe’s.

(Muse CD 5128).

New York, 1977.

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The Adventurer.78theadventurer

Clifford Jordan (st-sa-fl) Tommy Flanagan (p) Billy Lee (b) Grady Tate (dr)

He’s A Hero [5:19] / Quasimodo [7:08] / No More [4:54] / Blues For Muse [5:06] / Adventure [6:49] / I’ll Be Around [5:55].

(Muse MR 5163).

New York, 9-2-78.

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Hyde Park After Dark.81Hyde Park After Dark

Clifford Jordan, Von Freeman (st) Cy Touff (tb) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Wilbur Campbell (dr).

Hyde Park After Dark / You’re Blase / Lotus Blossom / Sad Sam / I Wainted For You/ I’m Glad There Is You / 2°East 3°West.

(BEE HIVE BH 7014)

Chicago, 5-9-81.

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Repetition81Repetition

Clifford Jordan (st) Barry Harris (p) Walter Booker (b) Vernell Fournier (dr).

Third avenue [6:40] / Fun [3:30] / Repetition [6:36] / Evidence [4:14] / Nostalgia – Casbah [6:24] / House call [5:40] / Quittin’ time [7:12].

(Soul Note SN 1084)

New York, 9-2-84.

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Dr.Chicago.84Dr.Chicago

Red Rodney (tp-flic) Clifford Jordan (st) Jaki Byard (p) Ed Howard (b) Vernel Fournier (dr).

Dr.Chicago / Something To Live For / Zombie / Touch Love / If I Had You / BeBop.

(Bee Hive BH 7018)

New York, 3-8-84.

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Two Tenor Winner.85Two Tenor Winner

Clifford Jordan (st) Junior Cook (st) Kirk Lightsey (p) Cecil McBee (b) Eddie Gladden (dr).

Half And Half [9:46] / Song Of Her [5:05] / Groovin’ High [9:56] / The Water Bearer [8:05] / Make The Man I Love [6:10] / Two Tenor Winner [7:21] / Doug’s Prelude [2:43].

(Criss Cross 1011)

Monster, Olanda, 1-10-84.

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Royal Ballads.86Royal Ballads

Clifford Jordan (st) Kevin O’Connell (p) Ed Howard (b) Vernell Fournier (dr).

Lush Life [7:53] / Pannonica [6:55] / Royal Blues [8:19] / Little Girl Blue [8:18] / Armando [8:06] / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [6:56].

(Criss Cross 1025)

Engewood Cliffs, New York, 23-12-86.

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Live At Ethell’s.87Live At Ethell’s.

Clifford Jordan (st) Kevin O’Connell (p) Ed Howard (b) Vernel Fournier (dr).

Summer Serenade [1:07] / Lush Life [9:20] / ‘Round Midnight [8:56] / Blues In Advance [6:50] / Little Boy Sop Long Little Boy But Not For Long [10:07] / Arapaho [9:50] / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [7:10].

(Mapleshade 56292)

Baltimore, 16-18 Ottobre 1987.

The Mellow Side of Clifford Jordan.the mellow side_clifford jordan

Kenny Reed (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Clifford Jordan (ss,st) Carter Jefferson (st) Fred Cook (sb) Larry Willis (p) Chris Anderson (p) Mike LeDonne (org) Rudy Turner (g/el) Edson Machado (dr) Nasser Abadey (perc)

CJ’s riff / Trees / Jug’s groove / Soul eyes / Five ‘n’ free / Daydream.

(Mapleshade 05032)

New York, 1987-1991.

Masters From Different Worlds.89Masters From Different Worlds.

Julian Priester (tb) Clifford Jordan (st-ss) Ran Blake (p) Steve Williams (dr) Alfredo Mojica (congas) Claudia Polley (vc) Windmill Saxophone Quartet.

Something To Live For / A Touch Of Evil / Airline / Laura / Short Life Of Barabara Monk / Vanguard / Julia / Wives And Lovers / Doug’s Prelude / Mood Indigo.

(Mapleshade 1732)

26-30 Dicembre 1989.

Four Play.90fourplay

Clifford Jordan (st) James Williams (p) Richard Davis (b) Ronnie Burrage (dr).

Tokyo Road [7:19] / Japanaese Dream [11:38] / I Mean You [6:01] / For My Nephews [8:24] / Hi-Fly [10:14] / Misaki-Beautiful Shore [6:24].

(DIW 836).

Tokyo, 5 Marzo 1990.

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Play What You Feel.90Play What You Feel

Joe Gardner, Dean Pratt (tp) Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler (tp-arr) Benny Powell (tb) Kiane Zavadi (tb-euph) Charles Davis (sa-arr) John Jenkins (sa) Junior Cook, Lou Orenstein, Willie Williams (st) Clifford Jordan (st-arr) Bobby Eldridge (sb) Ronnie Mathews (p) Ed Howard (b) Tommy Campbell (dr) John Nealy, Julian Priester (arr).

Third Avenue [9:31] / Angelica [10:40] / Old Bo [5:17] / I Waited For You [6:22] / Evidence [7:24] / I’ll be Around [5:24] / Bearcat [6:14] / Down Through The Years [7:17] / Charlie Parker’s Last Supper [6:55]/ Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [3:30].

(Mapleshade 3232)

Condon’s, New York, Dicembre 1990.

Down Through The Years.91Down Through The Years

Dizzy Reece, Stephen Furtado, Dean Pratt, Don Sickler (tp) Kiane Zawadi (euph) Brad Shigeta (tb) Jerome Richarson, Sue Terry (sa) Clifford Jordan, Lou Orensteen, Willie Willimas (st) Charles Davis (sb) Ronnie Matthews (p) David Williams (b) Vernel Fournier (dr).

I Waited For You / Highest Mountain / Con Man / Down Through The Years / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Status Quo / Japanese Dream / Third Avenue / Charlie Parker’s Last Supper.

(Milestone MCD 9197)

Condon’s Jazz Club, New York, 7-10-91.

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