Clifford Jordan Catalog

1957 (age 26)

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

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone, 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 saxophone, 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 1972-1)

Don Cherry (cornet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Richard Davis (cello -1, bass, cello -2) Wilbur Ware (bass -1) Albert Heath (drums)
Town Sound Studios, Englewood, NJ, spring 1969
1.Vienna
2.Doug's Prelude
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Wilbur Ware (bass -1) Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes (drums)
1.Ouagoudougou
2.872

1973 (age 42)

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

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano -1,4/7,10/12) Cedar Walton (piano -2,3,8,9) Bill Lee (bass -1,4/7,10,11) Sam Jones (bass -2,3,8,9,12) Billy Higgins (drums, percussion)
Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, NY, 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
8.Shoulders
9.Bridgework
10.Maimoun
11.Alias Buster Henry
12.One For Amos
** also issued on Mapleshade HS2006.

1974

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

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Holland, 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 saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Holland, 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 saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Holland, 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 saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Holland, 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone, 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)
CI 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 saxophone, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Bill Lee (bass) Grady Tate (drums)
CI 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 saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
Media Sound Studios, 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) Kirk Lightsey (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Eddie Gladden (drums)
Studio 44, Monster, Holland, 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 saxophone) James Long (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rotterdam, Holland, 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 Records (J) DIW-8037)

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 Records (J) DIW-836.

1987

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

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) Carter Jefferson (tenor saxophone) Fred Cook (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) Tom Monroe, Ken Plant (tenor saxophone) Clifford Jordan (tenor,soprano saxophone) Ran Blake (piano) Clayton Englar (bass saxophone) 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 saxophone) Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan, Lou Orenstein, Willie Williams (tenor saxophone) Robert Eldridge (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) Clifford Jordan, Lou Orensteen, Willie Williams (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) 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