Tag Archives: Cliff Jordan

Cliff Jordan

Clifford Jordan was a fine inside/outside player who somehow held his own with Eric Dolphy in the 1964 Charles Mingus Sextet. Jordan had his own sound on tenor almost from the start. He gigged around Chicago with Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, and some R&B groups before moving to New York in 1957. Jordan immediately made a strong impression, leading three albums for Blue Note (including a meeting with fellow tenor John Gilmore) and touring with Horace Silver (1957-1958), J.J. Johnson (1959-1960), Kenny Dorham (1961-1962), and Max Roach (1962-1964). After performing in Europe with Mingus and Dolphy, Jordan worked mostly as a leader but tended to be overlooked since he was not overly influential or a pacesetter in the avant-garde.

A reliable player, Clifford Jordan toured Europe several times, was in a quartet headed by Cedar Walton in 1974-1975, and during his last years, led a big band. He recorded as a leader for Blue Note, Riverside, Jazzland, Atlantic (a little-known album of Leadbelly tunes), Vortex, Strata-East, Muse, SteepleChase, Criss Cross, Bee Hive, DIW, Milestone, and Mapleshade.

Website

Records:

  1.  Cliff Jordan and John GilmoreBillie´s Bounce, Blue Note
  2.  Cliff Jordan and John GilmoreBillie’s bounce, Blue Note

Episode17 Jazz

1. the George Shearing Quintet – the Beb-bop Irishman, Capitol
2. Ben Webster – Jive at six, Metro
3. Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore – Billie’s bounce, Blue Note
4. Buck Clayton and Big Joe Turner – Honeysuckle rose, Fontana
5. Lionel Hampton – Hamp’s got the blues, Timeless Records
6. Horace Silver – Senor blues, Blue Note
7. Thelonious Monk – Epistrophy, Riverside
8. Coleman Hawkins / Roy Eldridge / Howard McGee – the Blue room, Ozone
9. Roland Kirk with Jack McDuff – Skaters waltz, Prestige
10. Cecil Taylor – Conquistador, Blue Note
11. Art Blakey Quartet – Blues back, Jasmine
12. Dizzy Gillespie – Here t’ is, Philips

Episode06 Jazz

1. Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore – Billie´s Bounce, Blue Note
2. Charlie Parker – Hot House, Jazz Beat
3. Maceo Parker – Lady Luck, ESC Records
4. Maceo Parker – I Remember Mr. Banks, House of the Fox
5. Miles Davis Quintet – If I Were A Bell, Prestige
6. Jimmy Smith – I Got A Woman, Metro
7. George Braith – Mary Ann, Ble Note
8. Kenny Rice and Richard Martin ft. Nat Adderley – Nat´s Tune, Promo
9. Herbie Hancock – Hot Piano, Continental Records
10. Lee Morgan – Twice Around, Blue Note
11. Miles Davis – Stella By Starlight, Columbia
12. Cannonball Adderley – Straight, No Chaser, Jazz Wax Records

© 2002 - 2014 Soul Sessions Radio. All Rights Reserved.