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Fantasy (Jazzland): OJC-147 (LP)
Recorded June 14 & 15, 1961
Another tenor saxophone legend, CLIFFORD JORDAN wrote
for all sizes of ensembles. The quintets available here are from one
of his early dates as a leader. He had already recorded with Paul
Chambers as well as on Horace Silver and J.J. Johnson
dates. He would later work with Dorham, Charles Mingus, Max Roach,
and many others.
QUITTIN' TIME by CLIFFORD JORDAN
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Quittin' Time (with 10-measure A sections) is
fun to play, with interplay between the horns and rhythm section as
well as some independent moving lines for the second part.
SOLOS: The solo changes use II-Vs in a very unconventional way.
They are playable by any soloist with some familiarity with the jazz
language, but require some attention in order to master the unusual
way that these ordinary harmonic materials are organized.
Clifford Jordan "Repetition" Soul Note 121084
Willie Williams "Spirit Willie" Enja 7045
CLIFFORD JORDAN (1931-1993). A product of the Chicago jazz scene where
his DuSable High School classmates included Johnny Griffin, John Gilmore
and Richard Davis, Clifford played tenor sax with Max Roach and Sonny
Stitt before moving to New York in 1957. From then on, he was in
constant demand, playing with Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny
Dorham, Andrew Hill, James Brown and J.J. Johnson. He led both small
ensembles and big bands and played with Cedar Walton's trio. During the
1980s he recorded with such artists as Art Farmer, Barry Harris, Philly
Joe Jones, and Tommy Flanagan. In all, Clifford performed on over 100
albums, 35 as a leader. His composition, "The Highest Mountain," is a
contemporary standard and has been recorded by Art Farmer, Cedar Walton,
T.S. Monk and Native Colours.