Clifford Jordan Catalog

1957 (age 26)

Cliff Jordan/John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago  (Blue Note BLP 1549)

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957
tk.2Evil Eye
tk.3Status Quo
tk.7Bo-Till
tk.9Everywhere
tk.12Blue Lights
tk.13Billie's Bounce
** also issued on Blue Note B1-28977, 7243 8 28977 2.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA521-H2.

Cliff Jordan/John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago  (Blue Note 7243 8 28977 2)

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957
tk.5Let It Stand
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1549 + 1 bonus track.

Cliff Jordan  (Blue Note BLP 1565)

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1,4,5) Curtis Fuller (trombone -1/4) John Jenkins (alto sax) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 2, 1957
1. tk.4St. Johns
2. tk.5Not Guilty
3. tk.6Blue Shoes
4. tk.8Beyond The Blue Horizon
5. tk.9Ju-Ba

Cliff Jordan - Cliff Craft  (Blue Note BLP 1582)

Art Farmer (trumpet -1/5) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1957
1. tk.1Confirmation
2. tk.4Anthropology
3. tk.7Soul-Lo Blues
4. tk.9Laconia
5. tk.11Cliff Craft
6. tk.13Sophisticated Lady

1960

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Spellbound  (Riverside RLP 340)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 10, 1960
Toy
Lush Life
Moon-A-Tic
Spellbound
Hot Water
Last Night When We Were Young
Au Privave
** also issued on Riverside RS 9340; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 766-2.

1961 (age 30)

Clifford Jordan/Sonny Red - A Story Tale  (Jazzland JLP 40)

Sonny Red (alto sax) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Ronnie Matthews (piano -1,2,8) Tommy Flanagan (piano -3/7) Art Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, February 14, 1961
1.A Story Tale
2.Cumberland Court
3.You're Driving Me Crazy
4.Defiance
5.Prints
6.Hip Pockets
7.They Say It's Wonderful
8.If I Didn't Care
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 940.
** part of Milestone MCD 47092-2.

Clifford Jordan - Starting Time  (Jazzland JLP 52)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 14 & 15, 1961
Sunrise In Mexico
Extempore
Down Through The Years
Quittin' Time
One Flight Down
Windmill
Don't You Know I Care
Mosaic
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 952; Original Jazz Classics OJC 147.
** part of Milestone MCD 47092-2.

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Bearcat  (Jazzland JLP 69)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Teddy Smith (bass) J.C. Moses (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 28, 1961 & January 10, 1962
Bearcat
Dear Old Chicago
How Deep Is The Ocean
The Middle Of The Block
You Better Leave It Alone
Malice Towards None
Out-House
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 969; Original Jazz Classics OJC 494, OJCCD 494-2.

1965

Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly - These Are My Roots  (Atlantic LP 1444)

Roy Burrowes (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Chuck Wayne (banjo) Richard Davis (bass) Albert Heath (drums) Sandra Douglas (vocals)
NYC, February 1, 1965
8555Silver City Bound
8556The Grey Goose
8557Dick Ligger's Holler
8558The Highest Mountain
8559Jolly Or The Ransom
same personnel
NYC, February 17, 1965
8641Goodnight Irene
8642Yellow Gal
8643Take This Hammer
8644Black Betty
8645Black Girl
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1444.

Clifford Jordan - Take This Hammer / Black Girl  (Atlantic 5053)

Roy Burrowes (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Chuck Wayne (banjo) Richard Davis (bass) Albert Heath (drums) Sandra Douglas (vocals): same session
NYC, February 17, 1965
9262Take This Hammer (edited version)
9271Black Girl (edited version)

1966

Clifford Jordan - Soul Fountain  (Vortex LP 2010)

Jimmy Owens (trumpet, flugelhorn) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax, flute) John Patton (organ) Billy Higgins (drums) Ray Barretto (conga drums) Joe Wohletz (bongos)
NYC, October 12, 1966
10986Senor Blues
10987Eeh Bah Lickey Doo
10988Retribution
Jimmy Owens (trumpet, flugelhorn) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax, piano) Frank Owens (piano, organ) Ben Tucker (bass) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Bobby Durham (drums) Orestes Vilato, Joe Wohletz (percussion)
NYC, October 25, 1966
11071T.N.T.
11072Caribbean Cruise
11073I've Got A Feeling For You
11074H.N.I.C. (Head Nigger In Charge)
11075I Feel Good

1969

Clifford Jordan - In The World  (Strata-East SES-19721)

Don Cherry (cornet -1,2) Kenny Dorham (trumpet -3,4) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Richard Davis, Wilbur Ware (bass) Al Heath (drums -1,2) Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes (drums -3,4)
Town Sound Studios, Englewood, NJ, spring 1969
1.Vienna
2.Doug's Prelude
3.Ouagoudougou
4.872

1973 (age 42)

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games  (Strata-East SES-19737/8)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Stanley Cowell (piano -1,4/7) Cedar Walton (piano -2,3) Bill Lee (bass -1,4/7) Sam Jones (bass -2,3) Billy Higgins (drums, percussion) on Billy Higgins, Clifford Jordan, Bill Lee (voice -5)
Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, NY, stormy Monday, October 29, 1973
1.Powerful Paul Robeson
2.Glass Bead Games
3.Prayer To The People
4.Cal Massey
5.John Coltrane
6.Eddie Harris
7.Biskit
Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano -1,2,5) Stanley Cowell (piano -3,4) Sam Jones (bass -1,2,5) Bill Lee (bass -3,4) Billy Higgins (drums, percussion)
1.Shoulders
2.Bridgework
3.Maimoun
4.Alias Buster Henry
5.One For Amos
** also issued on Mapleshade HS2006.

1974

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Half Note  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1198)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, April 5, 1974
Holy Land
Glass Bead Games
St. Thomas
Rhythm-A-Ning
Midnight Waltz
The Highest Mountain
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31198.

1975

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Night Of The Mark VII  (Muse MR 5076)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Paris, France, March 26, 1975
John Coltrane
The Highest Mountain
Blue Monk
Midnight Waltz
One For Amos
** also issued on Muse MCD 5445 entitled "Highest Mountain".

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 1  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1071)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1975
Pinocchio
That Old Devil Moon
The Maestro
The Highest Mountain
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31071.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 2  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1092)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1975
Midnight Waltz
Blecket Street Theme I
I Should Care
Stella By Starlight
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31092.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 2  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31092)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1975
Alias Buster Henry
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1092 + 1 bonus track.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 3  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1104)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1975
Seven Minds
Shoulders
St. Thomas
Blecket Street Theme II
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31104.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - Firm Roots  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1033)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975
Firm Roots
Angel In The Night
Scorpio
Inga
Voices Deep Within Me
One For Amos
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31033.
** part of SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37013/14.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - Firm Roots  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31033)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975
Bearcat (take 3)
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1033 + 1 bonus track.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - The Highest Mountain  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1047)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975
Bearcat
Seven Minds
Impressions Of Scandinavia
The House On Maple Street
Miss Morgan
The Highest Mountain
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31047.
** part of SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37013/14.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - The Highest Mountain  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31047)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975
Scorpio (alt. take)
Firm Roots (alt. take)
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1047 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

Clifford Jordan - Remembering Me-Me  (Muse MR 5105)

Roy Burrowes (trumpet, flugelhorn) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Chris Anderson (piano, electric piano) Wilbur Ware (bass -1,2,5,6) Kyoto Fujiwara (bass -3,4) George Avaloz (drums) Boo Boo Monk (vocals -2,4) Donna Jordan, Terri Plair (vocals -4) Hank Diamond Smith (vocals -2,6, percussion -4)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, May 18 & 19, 1976
1.It's Time
2.Powerful Paul Robeson
3.Symphony In Blues
4.Ole Funny Columbine
5.Mama's Little Boy Thinks He's A Man
6.Me-Me

1977

Clifford Jordan - Inward Fire  (Muse MR 5128)

Dizzy Reese (trumpet) Howard Johnson (tuba) Clifford Jordan, Pat Patrick (tenor sax, flute) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) Grover Everette (drums -2,5) Azzedine Weston (congas) Donna Jewell Jordan (vocals -2) Joe Lee Wilson (vocals -5)
C.I. Recording Studios, NYC, April 5, 1977
1.Inward Fire
2.Abracadabra
3.The Look
4.Toy
5.Buddy Bolden's Call
6.Eat At Joe's

1978

Clifford Jordan - The Adventurer  (Muse MR 5163)

Clifford Jordan (tenor,alto sax, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Bill Lee (bass) Grady Tate (drums)
C.I. Recording Studios, NYC, February 9, 1978
He's A Hero
Quasimado
No More
Blues For Muse
Adventurer
I'll Be Around

Clifford Jordan - Hello, Hank Jones  (Eastworld (J) EWLF-98003)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
Media Sound, NYC, July 25, 1978
Vienna
Bohemia After Dark
Love For Sale

1981 (age 50)

Von Freeman/Cy Touff/Norman Simmons/Clifford Jordan/Wilbur Campbell/Victor Sproles - Hyde Park After Dark  (Bee Hive BH 7014)

Cy Touff (bass trumpet) Von Freeman, Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Norman Simmons (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Wilbur Campbell (drums)
P.S. Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, September 5, 1981
Hyde Park After Dark
You're Blase
Lotus Blossom
Sad Sam
I Waited For You
I'm Glad There Is You
2 Degrees East-3 Degrees West

1984

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Repetition  (Soul Note (It) SN 1084)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Barry Harris (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Vernel Fournier (drums)
Classic Sound Studio, NYC, February 9, 1984
Third Avenue
Fun
Repetition
Evidnce
Nostalgia / Casbah
House Call
Quit 'N Time

Clifford Jordan - Dr. Chicago  (Bee Hive BH 7018)

Red Rodney (trumpet, flugelhorn) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Jaki Byard (piano) Ed Howard (bass) Vernel Fournier (drums)
Vanguard Studios, NYC, August 3, 1984
Dr. Chicago
Something To Live For
Zombie
Touch Love
If I Had You
BeBop

Clifford Jordan Quintet - Two Tenor Winner  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1011)

Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Kirk Lightsey (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Eddie Gladden (drums)
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, October 1, 1984
Half And Half
Song Of Her
Groovin' High
The Water Bearer
Make The Man Love Me
Two Tenor Winner
Doug's Prelude
** also issued on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1011 CD.

1985

Philly Joe Jones/James Long/Clifford Jordan - The Rotterdam Session  (Audio Daddio (Du) RS 1013)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) James Long (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 18, 1985
D.B. Blues
Presidential Suite: 1st Movement
Presidential Suite: 2nd Movement
Miss Brown Calling
Whispering Grass
Soul Fountain

1986

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Royal Ballads  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Kevin O'Connell (piano) Ed Howard (bass) Vernell Fournier (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 23, 1986
Lush Life
Pannonica
Royal Blues
Little Girl Blue
Armando
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** also issued on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 CD.

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Royal Ballads  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 CD)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Kevin O'Connell (piano) Ed Howard (bass) Vernell Fournier (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 23, 1986
Everything Happens To Me
'Round About Midnight
** reissue of Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 + 2 bonus tracks.

Clifford Jordan/Richard Davis/James Williams/Ronnie Burrage - Four Play  (DIW (J) DIW-8037)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) James Williams (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Ronnie Burrage (drums)
December, 1986
Tokyo Road
Japanese Dream
I Mean You
For My Nephews
Hi-Fly
Misako - Beautiful Shore
** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-836.

1987

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Live At Ethell's  (Mapleshade 56292)

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) Kevin O'Connell (piano) Ed Howard (bass) Vernel Fournier (drums)
"Ethell's", Baltimore, MD, October 16-18, 1987
Summer Serenade
Lush Life
'Round Midnight
Blues In Advance
Little Boy For So Long Little Boy, But Not For Long
Arapaho
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

The Mellow Side Of Clifford Jordan - Homages 2  (Mapleshade 05032)

Kenny Reed (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (soprano,tenor sax) Carter Jefferson (tenor sax) Fred Cook (baritone sax) Chris Anderson, Larry Willis (piano) Mike LeDonne (Hammond B-3 organ) Rudy Turner (electric guitar) Edson Machado (drums) Nasser Abadey (percussion)
Mapleshade's Maryland Studio, Upper Marlboro, MD, 1987-1991
Embraceable
CJ's Riff
Trees
Jug's Groove
Soul Eyes
Five 'N Free
Daydream

1989

Clifford Jordan And Ran Blake With Julian Priester - Masters From Different Worlds  (Mapleshade 01732)

Julian Priester (trombone) Jesse Meman (alto sax) Tom Monroe, Ken Plant (tenor sax) Clifford Jordan (tenor,soprano sax) Ran Blake (piano) Clayton Englar (bass sax) Steve Williams (drums) Alfredo Mojica (congas) Claudia Polley (vocals)
Mapleshade's Maryland Studio, Upper Marlboro, MD, December 26-30, 1989
Something To Live For
A Touch Of Evil
Arline
Laura
Short Life Of Barbara Monk
Vanguard
Julia
Wives And Lovers
Doug's Prelude
Mood Indigo

1990

The Clifford Jordan Big Band - Play What You Feel: Homages 1  (Mapleshade 03232)

Joe Gardner, Dean Pratt, Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Kiane Zawadi (trombone, euphonium) Charles Davis, John Jenkins (alto sax) Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan, Lou Orenstein, Willie Williams (tenor sax) Robert Eldridge (baritone sax) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Ed Howard (bass) Tommy Campbell (drums)
"Condon's", NYC, December 25-31, 1990
Third Avenue
Angelica
Old Bo
I Waited For You
Introduction To Evidence
Evidence
I'll Be Around
Bearcat
Down Through The Years
Charlie Parker's Last Supper
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

1991 (age 60)

The Clifford Jordan Big Band - Down Through The Years  (Milestone MCD 9197-2)

Stephen Furtado, Dean Pratt, Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler (trumpet) Brad Shigeta (trombone) Kiane Zawadi (euphonium) Jerome Richardson, Sue Terry (alto sax) Clifford Jordan, Lou Orensteen, Willie Williams (tenor sax) Charles Davis (baritone sax) Ronnie Mathews (piano) David Williams (bass) Vernel Fournier (drums)
"Condon's", NYC, October 7, 1991
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