Clifford Jordan Discography

1957 (age 26)

Cliff Jordan - John Gilmore Quintet

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 EyeBlue Note BLP 1549
tk.3Status Quo-
tk.5Let It StandBlue Note CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9
tk.7Bo-TillBlue Note BLP 1549
tk.9Everywhere-
tk.12Blue Lights-
tk.13Billie's Bounce-
* Blue Note BLP 1549, B1-28977, CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9   Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago
= Blue Note BN-LA521-H2   Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions

Cliff Jordan Septet

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. JohnsBlue Note BLP 1565
2. tk.5Not Guilty-
3. tk.6Blue Shoes-
4. tk.8Beyond The Blue Horizon-
5. tk.9Ju-Ba-
* Blue Note BLP 1565   Cliff Jordan

Cliff Jordan Quintet

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.1ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 1582
2. tk.4Anthropology-
3. tk.7Soul-Lo BluesBlue Note 45-1699, BLP 1582
4. tk.9LaconiaBlue Note BLP 1582
5. tk.11Cliff Craft-
6. tk.13Sophisticated Lady-
* Blue Note BLP 1582, CDP 7243 8 56584 2 6   Cliff Jordan - Cliff Craft
* Blue Note 45-1699   Cliff Jordan - Soul-Lo Blues, Part 1 & 2 (not released)

1960

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 10, 1960
ToyRiverside RLP 340
Lush Life-
Moon-A-Tic-
Spellbound-
Hot Water-
Last Night When We Were Young-
Au Privave-
* Riverside RLP 340, RS 9340; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-766-2   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Spellbound

1961 (age 30)

Clifford Jordan - Sonny Red Quintet

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 TaleJazzland JLP 40
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-
* Jazzland JLP 40, JLP 940S   Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red - A Story Tale
= Milestone MCD-47092-2   Clifford Jordan - Mosaic

Clifford Jordan Quintet

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 MexicoJazzland JLP 52
Extempore-
Down Through The Years-
Quittin' Time-
One Flight Down-
Windmill-
Don't You Know I Care-
Mosaic-
* Jazzland JLP 52, JLP 952S; Original Jazz Classics OJC-147   Clifford Jordan - Starting Time
= Milestone MCD-47092-2   Clifford Jordan - Mosaic

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Teddy Smith, bass; J.C. Moses, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 28, 1961 & January 10, 1962
BearcatJazzland JLP 69
Dear Old Chicago-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
The Middle Of The Block-
You Better Leave It Alone-
Malice Towards None-
Out-House-
* Jazzland JLP 69, JLP 969; Original Jazz Classics OJC-494, OJCCD-494-2   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Bearcat

1965

Clifford Jordan Septet

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 BoundAtlantic LP 1444
8556The Grey Goose-
8557Dick Ligger's Holler-
8558The Highest Mountain-
8559Jolly Or The Ransom-
* Atlantic LP 1444, SD 1444   Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly - These Are My Roots

Clifford Jordan Septet

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 personnel.
NYC, February 17, 1965
8641Goodnight IreneAtlantic LP 1444
8642Yellow Gal-
8643Take This Hammer-
8644Black Betty-
8645Black Girl-
9262Take This Hammer (edited version)Atlantic 5053
9271Black Girl (edited version)-
* Atlantic LP 1444, SD 1444   Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly - These Are My Roots
* Atlantic 5053   Clifford Jordan - Take This Hammer / Black Girl

1966

Clifford Jordan Septet

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 BluesVortex LP 2010
10987Eeh Bah Lickey Doo-
10988Retribution-
* Vortex LP 2010   Clifford Jordan - Soul Fountain

Clifford Jordan Nonet

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.Vortex LP 2010
11072Caribbean Cruise-
11073I've Got A Feeling For You-
11074H.N.I.C. (Head Nigger In Charge)-
11075I Feel Good-
* Vortex LP 2010   Clifford Jordan - Soul Fountain

1969

Clifford Jordan Septet/Octet

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.ViennaStrata-East SES-19721
2.Doug's Prelude-
3.Ouagoudougou-
4.872-
* Strata-East SES-19721   Clifford Jordan - In The World

1973 (age 42)

Clifford Jordan Quartet I&II

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 RobesonStrata-East SES-19737/8
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-
* Strata-East SES-19737/8; Mapleshade HS2006   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games

1974

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums.
"Half Note", NYC, April 5, 1974
Holy LandSteepleChase (D) SCS-1198
Glass Bead Games-
St. Thomas-
Rhythm-a-ning-
Midnight Waltz-
The Highest Mountain-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1198, SCCD-31198   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Half Note

1975

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Paris, France, March 26, 1975
John ColtraneMuse MR 5076
Highest Mountain-
Blue Monk-
Midnight Waltz-
One For Amos-
* Muse MR 5076   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Night Of The Mark VII
= Muse MCD 5445   Clifford Jordan - Highest Mountain
= 32 Jazz 32118   Clifford Jordan - Night Of The Mark VII

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same personnel.
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 1975
PinocchioSteepleChase (D) SCS-1071
That Old Devil Moon-
The Maestro-
The Highest Mountain-
same session.
Midnight WaltzSteepleChase (D) SCS-1092
Blecket Street Theme I-
I Should Care-
Stella By Starlight-
Alias Buster HenrySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31092
same session.
Seven MindsSteepleChase (D) SCS-1104
Shoulders-
St. Thomas-
Blecket Street Theme II-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1071, SCCD-31071   Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 1
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1092, SCCD-31092   Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 2
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1104, SCCD-31104   Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - On Stage, Vol. 3

Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax, flute; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, West Germany, April 18, 1975
Firm RootsSteepleChase (D) SCS-1033
Angel In The Night-
Scorpio-
Bearcat (take 3)SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31033, SCCD-37013/14
IngaSteepleChase (D) SCS-1033
Voices Deep Within Me-
One For Amos-
same session.
BearcatSteepleChase (D) SCS-1047
Seven Minds-
Impressions Of Scandinavia-
Scorpio (alternate take)SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31047, SCCD-37013/14
Firm Roots (alternate take)-
The House On Maple StreetSteepleChase (D) SCS-1047
Miss Morgan-
The Highest Mountain-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1033, SCCD-31033   Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - Firm Roots
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37013/14   Clifford Jordan - Magic In Munich
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1047, SCCD-31047   Clifford Jordan And The Magic Triangle - The Highest Mountain
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37013/14   Clifford Jordan - Magic In Munich

1976

Clifford Jordan

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, vocals #2,6; Boo Boo Monk, vocals #2,4; Donna Jordan, Terri Plair, vocals #4.
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, May 18 & 19, 1976
1.It's TimeMuse MR 5105
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)-
* Muse MR 5105   Clifford Jordan - Remembering Me-Me

1977

Clifford Jordan

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.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, April 5, 1977
1.Inward FireMuse MR 5128
2.Abracadabra-
3.The Look-
4.Toy-
5.Buddy Bolden's Call-
6.Eat At Joe's-
* Muse MR 5128   Clifford Jordan - Inward Fire

1978

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto sax, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, February 9, 1978
He's A HeroMuse MR 5163
Quasimodo-
No More-
Blues For Muse-
Adventurer-
I'll Be Around-
* Muse MR 5163; 32 Jazz 32181   Clifford Jordan - The Adventurer

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums.
Mediasound, NYC, July 25, 1978
ViennaEastworld (J) EWLF-98003
Bohemia After Dark-
Love For Sale-
* Eastworld (J) EWLF-98003   Clifford Jordan - Hello, Hank Jones

1981 (age 50)

Hyde Park After Dark

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 DarkBee Hive BH 7014
You're Blase-
Lotus Blossom-
Sad Sam-
I Waited For You-
I'm Glad There Is You-
2 Degrees East-3 Degrees West-
* Bee Hive BH 7014   Von Freeman, Cy Touff, Norman Simmons, Clifford Jordan, Wilbur Campbell, Victor Sproles - Hyde Park After Dark

1984

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Vernel Fournier, drums.
Classic Sound, NYC, February 9, 1984
Third AvenueSoul Note (It) SN 1084
Fun-
Repetition-
Evidnce-
Nostalgia / Casbah-
House Call-
Quit 'N Time-
* Soul Note (It) SN 1084   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Repetition

Clifford Jordan Quintet

Red Rodney, trumpet, flugelhorn; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Vernel Fournier, drums.
Vanguard Studios, NYC, August 3, 1984
Dr. ChicagoBee Hive BH 7018
Something To Live For-
Zombie-
Touch Love-
If I Had You-
BeBop-
* Bee Hive BH 7018   Clifford Jordan - Dr. Chicago

Clifford Jordan Quintet Featuring Junior Cook

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

1985

Clifford Jordan Trio

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; James Long, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 18, 1985
D.B. BluesAudio Daddio (Du) RS 1013
Presidential Suite: 1st Movement-
Presidential Suite: 2nd Movement-
Miss Brown Calling-
Whispering Grass-
Soul Fountain-
* Audio Daddio (Du) RS 1013   Philly Joe Jones, James Long, Clifford Jordan - The Rotterdam Session

1986

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Kevin O'Connell, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Vernell Fournier, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 23, 1986
Lush LifeCriss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025
Pannonica-
Royal Blues-
Little Girl Blue-
Armando-
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
Everything Happens To MeCriss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025 CD
'Round About Midnight-
* Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1025, Criss 1025 CD   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Royal Ballads

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Ronnie Burrage, drums.
December, 1986
Tokyo RoadDIW (J) DIW-8037
Japanese Dream-
I Mean You-
For My Nephews-
Hi-Fly-
Misako - Beautiful Shore-
* DIW (J) DIW-8037, DIW-836   Clifford Jordan, Richard Davis, James Williams, Ronnie Burrage - Four Play

1987

Clifford Jordan Quartet

Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Kevin O'Connell, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Vernel Fournier, drums.
"Ethell's", Baltimore, MD, October 16-18, 1987
Summer SerenadeMapleshade 56292
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-
* Mapleshade 56292   Clifford Jordan Quartet - Live At Ethell's

Clifford Jordan Duo/Trio

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
EmbraceableMapleshade 05032
CJ's Riff-
Trees-
Jug's Groove-
Soul Eyes-
Five 'N Free-
Daydream-
* Mapleshade 05032   The Mellow Side Of Clifford Jordan - Homages 2

1989

Clifford Jordan And Ran Blake With Windmill Saxophone Quartet

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 ForMapleshade 01732
A Touch Of Evil-
Arline-
Laura-
Short Life Of Barbara Monk-
Vanguard-
Julia-
Wives And Lovers-
Doug's Prelude-
Mood Indigo-
* Mapleshade 01732   Clifford Jordan And Ran Blake With Julian Priester - Masters From Different Worlds

1990

The Clifford Jordan Big Band

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 AvenueMapleshade 03232
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-
* Mapleshade 03232   The Clifford Jordan Big Band - Play What You Feel - Homages 1

1991 (age 60)

The Clifford Jordan Big Band

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 YouMilestone MCD-9197-2
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-9197-2   The Clifford Jordan Big Band - Down Through The Years