Clifford Jordan Catalog

1957 (age 26)

Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago   Blue Note BLP 1549   1957

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note B1-28977 in 1994, CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9 in 1994.
** part of Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions, Blue Note BN-LA521-H2 in 1975.

Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9   1994

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957

tk.5Let It Stand

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1549 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

Cliff Jordan   Blue Note BLP 1565   1957

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.

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   1958

Art Farmer, trumpet #1-5; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; George Tucker, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

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

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 56584 2 6 in 1997.

1960

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Spellbound   Riverside RLP 340   1960

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 released on Riverside RLP 9340 in 1960; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-766-2 in 1992.

1961 (age 30)

Clifford Jordan And Sonny Red - A Story Tale   Jazzland JLP 40   1961

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.Cumberland Court
2.A Story Tale
3.You're Driving Me Crazy
4.Defiance
5.Prints
6.Hip Pockets
7.Falling In Love Is Wonderful [sic]
8.If I Didn't Care

** also released on Jazzland JLP 940S in 1961.
** part of Clifford Jordan - Mosaic, Milestone MCD-47092-2 in 2001.

Clifford Jordan - Starting Time   Jazzland JLP 52   1961

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Albert Heath, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 14 and 15, 1961

Sunrise In Mexico
Extempore
Down Through The Years
Quittin' Time
One Flight Down
Windmill
Don't You Know I Care
Mosaic

** also released on Jazzland JLP 952S in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJC-147 in 1984.
** part of Mosaic, Milestone MCD-47092-2 in 2001.

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Bearcat   Jazzland JLP 69   1962

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Teddy Smith, bass; J.C. Moses, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 28, 1961, and 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 released on Jazzland JLP 969 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-494 in 1990, OJCCD-494-2 in 1990.

1965

Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly - These Are My Roots   Atlantic LP 1444   1965

Roy Burrowes, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Chuck Wayne, banjo; Richard Davis, bass; Al Heath, drums; Sandra Douglas, vocal.

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 released on Atlantic SD 1444 in 1965.

Clifford Jordan - Take This Hammer / Black Girl   Atlantic 45-5053

Roy Burrowes, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Chuck Wayne, banjo; Richard Davis, bass; Al Heath, drums; Sandra Douglas, vocal.: same session.

NYC, February 17, 1965

9262Take This Hammer (edited version)
9271Black Girl (edited version)

1966

Clifford Jordan - Soul Fountain   Vortex LP 2010   1966

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   1972

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   1973

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, 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 released on Mapleshade HS2006.

1974

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Half Note   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1198   1985

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums.

Half Note, NYC, April 5, 1974

Holy Land
Glass Bead Games
St. Thomas
Rhythm-a-ning
Midnight Waltz
The Highest Mountain

** also released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31198 in 1995.

1975

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Night Of The Mark VII   Muse MR 5076   1975

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Paris, France, March 26, 1975

John Coltrane
Highest Mountain
Blue Monk
Midnight Waltz
One For Amos

** also released on Highest Mountain, Muse MCD 5445 in 1991. and on Night Of The Mark VII, 32 Jazz 32118 in 1999.

Clifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle - On Stage Vol. 1   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1071   1977

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; 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 released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31071 in 1989.

Clifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle - On Stage Vol. 2   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1092   1978

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; 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 released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31092 in 1990.

Clifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle - On Stage Vol. 2   SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31092   1990

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.

Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland, March 29, 1975

Alias Buster Henry

** originally released on SteepleChase (D) SCS 1092 in 1978 + 1 bonus track.

Clifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle - On Stage Vol. 3   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1104   1979

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; 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 released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31104 in 1994.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - Firm Roots   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1033   1975

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax, flute; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975

Firm Roots
Angel In The Night
Scorpio
Inga
Voices Deep Within Me
One For Amos

** also released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31033 in 1987.
** part of Magic In Munich, SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37013/14 in 1995.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - Firm Roots   SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31033   1987

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax, flute; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.

Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975

Bearcat (take 3)

** originally released on SteepleChase (D) SCS 1033 in 1975 + 1 bonus track.

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - The Highest Mountain   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1047   1976

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax, flute; 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 released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31047.
** part of Magic In Munich, SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37013/14 in 1995.

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

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax, flute; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.

Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975

Scorpio (alternate take)
Firm Roots (alternate take)

** originally released on SteepleChase (D) SCS 1047 in 1976 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

Clifford Jordan - Remembering Me-Me   Muse MR 5105   1977

Roy Burrowes, trumpet, flugelhorn; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Chris Anderson, piano, electric piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Kiyoto Fujiwara, bass #3,4; George Avaloz, drums; Hank Diamond Smith, African drums, vocal #2,6; Boo Boo Monk, vocal #2,4; Donna Jordan, Terri Plair, vocal #4.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, May 18 and 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 (Prayer To The People)

1977

Clifford Jordan - Inward Fire   Muse MR 5128   1978

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, vocal #2; Joe Lee Wilson, vocal #5.

CI Recording, 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   1980

Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto sax, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums.

CI Recording, NYC, February 9, 1978

He's A Hero
Quasimodo
No More
Blues For Muse
Adventurer
I'll Be Around

** also released on 32 Jazz 32181 in 2000.

Clifford Jordan - Hello, Hank Jones   Eastworld (J) EWLF-98003   1978

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums.

Mediasound, 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   1983

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   1984

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Vernel Fournier, drums.

Classic Sound, NYC, February 9, 1984

Third Avenue
Fun
Repetition
Evidnce
Nostalgia / Casbah
House Call
Quit 'N Time

Clifford Jordan - Dr. Chicago   Bee Hive BH 7018   1985

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   1980s

Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; 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 released on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1011 CD in 1985.

1985

Philly Joe Jones, James Long, Clifford Jordan - The Rotterdam Session   Audio Daddio (Du) RS 1013   1985

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; 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   1987

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Kevin O'Connell, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Vernell Fournier, drums.

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 released on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 CD in 1987.

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Royal Ballads   Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 CD   1987

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Kevin O'Connell, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Vernell Fournier, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 23, 1986

Everything Happens To Me
'Round About Midnight

** originally released on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 in 1987 + 2 bonus tracks.

Clifford Jordan, Richard Davis, James Williams, Ronnie Burrage - Four Play   DIW (J) DIW-8037   1990

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 released on DIW (J) DIW-836 in 1990.

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, vocal.

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   1992

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