Clifford Jordan is another Unsung Tenor sax player from the Hard Bop school of Jazz. I have plenty of his work ,especially as a sideman, ie; Lee Morgan early-60s Blue Note, and some of his experimental work on Strata East label from early-70s. Check out Clifford with the Mingus band featuring Eric Dolphy

Charles Mingus – Bass
Eric Dolphy – Alto Sax & Bass Clarinet
Clifford Jordan – Tenor Sax
Johnny Coles – Trumpet
Jaki Byard – Piano
Dannie Richmond – Drums

Empty Chair

Clifford Jordan: Mosaic [Starting Time/A Story Tale] (1961)

Milestone CD 47092 [2001]
Jazzland 52 + Jazzland 40


Track list:

01 – Sunrise In Mexico
02 – Extempore
03 – Down Through The Years
04 – Quittin’ Time
05 – One Flight Down
06 – Windmill
07 – Don’t You Know I Care?
08 – Mosaic
09 – Cumberland Court
10 – A Story Tale
11 – You’re Driving Me Crazy
12 – Defiance
13 – Prints
14 – Hip Pockets
15 – They Say It’s Wonderful
16 – If I Didn’t Care


#01-08: Starting Time:
Kenny Dorham – trumpet;
Clifford Jordan – tenor sax;
Cedar Walton – piano;
Wilbur Ware – bass;
Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath – drums;

#09-16: A Story Tale:
Sonny Red – alto sax;
Clifford Jordan – tenor sax;
Tommy Flanagan – piano (11-15);
Ronnie Matthews – piano (09,10,16);
Art Davis – bass;
Elvin Jones – drums.

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Author: Robert J. Carmack

Media Consultant, Digital Marketing and Promotions/Branding Strategies M.F.A. - Theater Arts-Directing/Production Columbia University New York B.A. Degree -Theater Arts/Communications Cal State Univ. Dom. Hills Post-grad education: USC- Film & New Media Quincy Jones Producers Workshop/L.A. California Live in So. California, grew up in Los Angeles

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