Clifford Jordan Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: March 3, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (ldr), John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (ts), Horace Silver (p), Curly Russell (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. tk 2    Evil Eye - 5:12  (Clifford Jordan)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
b. tk 3    Status Quo - 5:33  (John Neely)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
c. tk 5    Let It Stand - 7:42  (Clifford Jordan)
d. tk 7    Bo-Till - 5:55  (Clifford Jordan)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
e. tk 9    Everywhere - 5:43  (Horace Silver)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
f. tk 12    Blue Lights - 6:37  (Gigi Gryce)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
g. tk 13    Billie's Bounce - 9:33  (Charlie Parker)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1549 — Blowing In From Chicago   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9 — Blowing In From Chicago   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 42306 2 2 — Blowing In From Chicago   (2003)

Composer of c. needs confirmation.


Date: June 2, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Lee Morgan (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Ray Bryant (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. tk 4    St. John - 8:18  (John Jenkins)
b. tk 5    Not Guilty - 11:43  (Clifford Jordan)
c. tk 6    Blue Shoes - 9:38  (Curtis Fuller)
d. tk 8    Beyond The Blue Horizon - 6:59  (W. F. Harling, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
e. tk 9    Ju-Ba - 3:55  (Lee Morgan)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1565 — Cliff Jordan   (1957)
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9177 — Cliff Jordan   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 1565 — Cliff Jordan   

Lee Morgan (t) on a, d-e; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a-d.

Even stereo issue (9177) has c. in mono because stereo master has been lost.


Date: November 10, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Art Farmer (t), Sonny Clark (p), George Tucker (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. tk 1    Confirmation - 7:32  (Charlie Parker)
b. tk 4    Anthropology - 7:03  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
c. tk 7    Soul-Lo Blues - 8:28  (Clifford Jordan)
d. tk 9    Laconia - 7:04  (Clifford Jordan)
e. tk 11    Cliff Craft - 6:28  (Clifford Jordan)
f. tk 13    Sophisticated Lady - 6:43  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1582 — Cliff Craft   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 56584 2 6 — Cliff Craft   (1997)

Art Farmer (t) on a-e.


Date: August 10, 1960
Location: Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), James 'Spanky' DeBrest (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    Toy - 4:25  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Lush Life - 5:15  (Billy Strayhorn)
c. a-03    Moon-a-tic - 4:41  (Clifford Jordan)
d. a-04    Spellbound - 5:54  (Clifford Jordan)
e. b-01    Hot Water - 5:06  (Clifford Jordan)
f. b-02    Last Night When We Were Young - 6:30  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
g. b-03    Au Privave - 8:31  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-340 — Spellbound   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-766-2 — Spellbound   

Date: February 14, 1961
Location: Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Clifford Jordan (ts), Tommy Flanagan, Ronnie Mathews (p), Art Davis (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. a-01    A Story Tale - 4:48  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Cumberland Court - 3:40  (Clifford Jordan)
c. a-03    You're Driving Me Crazy - 5:35  (Walter Donaldson)
d. a-04    Defiance - 3:23  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e. b-01    Prints - 5:58  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
f. b-02    Hip Pockets - 5:00  (Clifford Jordan, Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
g. b-03    They Say It's Wonderful - 5:12  (Irving Berlin)
     Riverside LP 12": RM 3519 — Great Jazz Artists Play Irving Berlin   
     Riverside LP 12": RS 93519 — Great Jazz Artists Play Irving Berlin   
h. b-04    If I Didn't Care - 5:13  (Jack Lawrence)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 40 — A Story Tale   
     Milestone CD: MCD 47092-2 — Mosaic   (2001)

Tommy Flanagan (p) on c-e, g; Ronnie Mathews (p) on a-b, f, h.

Contrary to every known listing, Tommy Flanagan is not the pianist on "Hip Pockets."


Date: June 14, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Sunrise In Mexico - 5:58  (Kenny Dorham)
b.     Extempore - 5:15  (Clifford Jordan)
c.     Quittin' Time - 4:02  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 52 — Starting Time   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 147 — Starting Time   
     Milestone CD: MCD 47092-2 — Mosaic   (2001)

Date: June 15, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Down Through The Years - 4:45  (Clifford Jordan)
b.     One Flight Down - 4:43  (Cedar Walton)
c.     Windmill - 3:52  (Kenny Dorham)
d.     Don't You Know I Care - 4:55  (Duke Ellington, Mack David)
e.     Mosaic - 4:56  (Cedar Walton)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 52 — Starting Time   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 147 — Starting Time   
     Milestone CD: MCD 47092-2 — Mosaic   (2001)

Kenny Dorham (t) on a-c, e.


Date: December 28, 1961 & January 10, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Teddy Smith (b), J. C. Moses (d)

a. a-01    Bearcat - 4:56  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Dear Old Chicago - 5:30  (Clifford Jordan)
c. a-03    How Deep Is The Ocean - 4:58  (Irving Berlin)
d. a-04    The Middle Of The Block - 4:59  (Clifford Jordan)
e. b-01    You Better Leave It Alone - 5:57  (Clifford Jordan)
f. b-02    With Malice Toward None - 5:58  (Tom McIntosh, Jon Hendricks)
g. b-03    Out-House - 5:29  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 69 — Bearcat   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-494-2 — Bearcat   

Date: February 1, 1965
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Roy Burrowes (t), Julian Priester (tb), Chuck Wayne (bj), Cedar Walton (p), Richard Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 8555    Silver City Bound - 2:39  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter, Alan Lomax) / arr: Clifford Jordan
b. 8556    De Gray Goose - 2:38  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, Sr.) / arr: Clifford Jordan
c. 8557    Dick's Holler - 4:52  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter, John A. Lomax, Sr., Alan Lomax) / arr: Clifford Jordan
d. 8558    The Highest Mountain - 4:13  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
e. 8559    Jolly O The Ransom - 2:22  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter) / arr: Clifford Jordan
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1444 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (1966)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD 8522 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (1998)
     Collectables CD: COL CD 6522 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (2004)

Julian Priester (tb) on b-e; Chuck Wayne (bj) on a-c; Cedar Walton (p) on c-e.


Date: February 17, 1965
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Roy Burrowes (t), Julian Priester (tb), Chuck Wayne (bj), Richard Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d), Sandra Douglass (v)

a. 8641    Goodnight Irene - 4:29  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter, John A. Lomax, Sr.) / arr: Clifford Jordan
b. 8642    Yellow Gal - 4:27  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter, Alan Lomax) / arr: Clifford Jordan
c. 8643    Take This Hammer - 4:19  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter) / arr: Clifford Jordan
d. 8644    Black Betty - 2:59  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter) / arr: Clifford Jordan
e. 8645    Black Girl - 4:21  (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter) / arr: Clifford Jordan
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1444 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (1966)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD 8522 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (1998)
     Collectables CD: COL CD 6522 — These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly   (2004)

Roy Burrowes (t) on b-e; Chuck Wayne (bj) on a; Sandra Douglass (v) on c, e.


Date: October 12, 1966
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (f, ts), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Julian Priester (tb), John Patton (org), Billy Higgins (d), Joe Wohletz (bgo), Ray Barretto (per)

a. 10986    Señor Blues - 5:39  (Horace Silver)
b. 10987    Eeh Bah Lickey Doo - 4:02  (Clifford Jordan)
c. 10988    Retribution - 4:32  (Julian Priester, Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Vortex LP 12": 2010 — Soul Fountain   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 201 — Soul Fountain   (2007)
     Atlantic CD: AMCY 1272 — Soul Fountain   

Clifford Jordan (f) on b; (ts) on a, c; Jimmy Owens (t) on b-c; (fh) on a.


Date: October 25, 1966
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts, p), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Julian Priester (tb), Frank Owens (p, org), Bob Cranshaw (b, eb), Ben Tucker (b), Bobby Durham (d), Orestes Vilato, Joe Wohletz (per)

a. 11071    T. N. T. - 2:36  (Bob Dorough, Grady Tate, Ben Tucker)
b. 11072    Caribbean Cruise - 2:05  (Clifford Jordan)
c. 11073    I've Got A Feeling For You - 2:57  (Clifford Jordan, Shirley Jordan)
d. 11074    H.N.I.C. - 3:28  (Grady Tate, Ben Tucker)
e. 11075    I Got You (I Feel Good) - 2:35  (James Brown)
All titles on:      Vortex LP 12": 2010 — Soul Fountain   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 201 — Soul Fountain   (2007)
     Atlantic CD: AMCY 1272 — Soul Fountain   

Clifford Jordan (p) on c; Frank Owens (p) on a-b, d-e; (org) on c.


Date: spring 1969
Location: Town Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Frontier

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Don Cherry (t), Julian Priester (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Richard Davis (b, vc), Wilbur Ware (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    Vienna - 17:10  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Doug's Prelude - 4:47  (Clifford Jordan)
Both titles on:      Strata-East LP 12": SES 19721 — In The World   (1972)

Wilbur Ware (b) on a; Richard Davis (vc) on a.

Studio not confirmed, but engineer listed as Orville O'Brien (misspelled O'Brion) who is known to have worked there.


Date: spring 1969
Location: Town Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Frontier

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Julian Priester (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Richard Davis, Wilbur Ware (b), Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes (d)

a. b-01    Ouagoudougou - 11:00  (Clifford Jordan)
b. b-02    872 - 7:14  (Clifford Jordan)
Both titles on:      Strata-East LP 12": SES 19721 — In The World   (1972)

Wilbur Ware (b) on a.

Studio not confirmed, but engineer listed as Orville O'Brien (misspelled O'Brion) who is known to have worked there.


Date: October 29, 1973
Location: Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: Frontier

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts, v), Stanley Cowell, Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Bill Lee (b, v), Billy Higgins (d, per, v)

a. a-01    Powerful Paul Robeson - 5:40  (Clifford Jordan, Hank D. Smith)
b. a-02    Glass Bead Games - 3:50  (Clifford Jordan)
c. a-03    Prayer To The People - 4:10  (Clifford Jordan)
d. a-04    Cal Massey - 2:40  (Stanley Cowell)
e. b-01    John Coltrane - 6:45  (Bill Lee, Clifton Lee)
f. b-02    Eddie Harris - 4:23  (Bill Lee)
g. b-03    Biskit - 5:30  (Bill Lee)
h. c-01    Shoulders - 5:18  (Cedar Walton)
     Charly CD: CDGR 245 — Glass Bead Games   (1998)
i. c-02    Bridgework - 4:46  (Cedar Walton)
     Charly CD: CDGR 245 — Glass Bead Games   (1998)
j. c-03    Maimoun - 5:37  (Stanley Cowell)
     Charly CD: CDGR 245 — Glass Bead Games   (1998)
k. d-01    Alias Buster Henry - 8:18  (Billy Higgins)
     Charly CD: CDGR 245 — Glass Bead Games   (1998)
l. d-02    One For Amos - 8:18  (Sam Jones)
     Charly CD: CDGR 245 — Glass Bead Games   (1998)
All titles on:      Strata-East LP 12": SES 19737/8 — Glass Bead Games   (1974)

Stanley Cowell (p) on a, d-g, j-k; Cedar Walton (p) on b-c, h-i, l; Sam Jones (b) on b-c, h-i, l; Bill Lee (b) on a, d-g, j-k; (v) on e; Billy Higgins (v) on e; Clifford Jordan (v) on e.


Date: April 5, 1974
Location: Half Note, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    The Highest Mountain - 6:26  (Clifford Jordan)
b. 02    Midnight Waltz [aka Twilight Waltz] - 9:22  (Cedar Walton)
c. 03    Rhythm-a-ning - 9:16  (Thelonious Monk)
d. 04    The Holy Land - 8:46  (Cedar Walton)
e. 05    Glass Bead Games - 5:44  (Clifford Jordan)
f. 06    St. Thomas - 10:01  (Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1198 — Half Note   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31198 — Half Note   

Broadcast on WRVR-FM. SteepleChase issue resequences tracks.

One additional selection #7 - title unknown. Not on SteepleChase issue.


Date: March 26, 1975
Location: Paris, France
Label: Muse

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    John Coltrane - 7:45  (Bill Lee, Clifton Lee)
b. a-02    The Highest Mountain - 6:02  (Clifford Jordan)
c. a-03    Blue Monk - 7:20  (Thelonious Monk)
d. b-01    Midnight Waltz [aka Twilight Waltz] - 10:49  (Cedar Walton)
e. b-02    One For Amos - 10:53  (Sam Jones)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5076 — Night Of The Mark VII   (1975)
     Muse CD: MCD 5445 — Highest Mountain   (1991)
     32 Jazz CD: 32118 — Night Of The Mark VII   (1999)

c. fades out on issues.

Liner notes state that Midnight Waltz was the first selection played, but performance sequence is unknown for others, so issue sequence is maintained here.


Date: March 29, 1975
Location: B.I.M. House, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: SteepleChase

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    Pinocchio - 7:22  (Wayne Shorter)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
b. a-02    Old Devil Moon - 13:10  (Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
c. b-01    The Maestro - 6:05  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
d. b-02    The Highest Mountain - 14:05  (Clifford Jordan)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31071 — On Stage, Vol. 1   
e. c-01    Midnight Waltz [aka Twilight Waltz] - 16:00  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
f. c-02    Bleecker Street Theme - 1:05  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
g. d-01    I Should Care - 10:10  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
h. d-02    Stella By Starlight - 10:35  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   
i. e-01    Seven Minds - 13:15  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
j. e-02    Shoulders - 6:40  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
k. f-01    St. Thomas - 14:27  (Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
l. f-02    Bleecker Street Theme - 5:12  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31104 — On Stage, Vol. 3   
m.     Alias Buster Henry - 4:45  (Billy Higgins)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31092 — On Stage, Vol. 2   

Date: April 18, 1975
Location: Trixi Ton Studio, München, Germany
Label: SteepleChase

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01 alt.   alt Firm Roots - 6:36  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
b. a-01    Firm Roots - 8:38  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
c. a-02    Angel In The Night - 8:51  (Billy Higgins)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
d. a-03 alt.   alt Scorpio - 3:45  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
e. a-03    Scorpio - 3:43  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
f. b-01    Inga - 7:51  (Billy Higgins)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
g. b-02    Voices Deep Within Me - 6:24  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
h. b-03    One For Amos - 8:25  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1033 — Firm Roots   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
i. c-01 tk 3   alt Bearcat - 4:44  (Clifford Jordan)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31033 — Firm Roots   
j. c-01    Bearcat - 6:46  (Clifford Jordan)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
k. c-02    Seven Minds - 9:28  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
l. c-03    Impressions Of Scandinavia - 4:48  (Clifford Jordan)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
m. d-01    The House On Maple Street - 7:35  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
n. d-02    Miss Morgan - 5:55  (Sam Jones)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   
o. d-03    The Highest Mountain - 9:18  (Clifford Jordan)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1047 — The Highest Mountain   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31047 — The Highest Mountain   

Date: August 30, 1975
Location: Domicile, München, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Seven Minds - 10:28  (Sam Jones)
b. 02    Alias Buster Henry - 15:55  (Billy Higgins)

Date: May 18 & 19, 1976
Location: Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Roy Burrowes (t, fh), Chris Anderson (p, ep), Kyoto Fujiwara, Wilbur Ware (b), George Avaloz (d), Hank Diamond Smith (per, v), Donna Jordan, Boo Boo Monk, Terri Plair (v)

a. a-01    It's Time - 7:29  (Max Roach)
b. a-02    Powerful Paul Robeson - 5:51  (Clifford Jordan, Hank D. Smith)
c. a-03    Symphony In Blues - 6:15  (Roy Burrowes)
d. b-01    Ole Funny Columbine - 10:11  (Clifford Jordan, J. Cridland)
e. b-02    Mama's Little Boy Thinks He's A Man - 4:36  (Clifford Jordan)
f. b-03    Me-Me [aka Prayer To The People] - 3:30  (Clifford Jordan, Hank D. Smith)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5105 — Remembering Me-Me   (1977)

Roy Burrowes (t) on a-d, f; (fh) on b, d-e; Chris Anderson (p) on a-c, e-f; (ep) on d; Kyoto Fujiwara (b) on c-d; Wilbur Ware (b) on a-b, e-f; Hank Diamond Smith (per) on d; (v) on b, f; Donna Jordan (v) on d; Boo Boo Monk (v) on b, d; Terri Plair (v) on d.

Smith credited as playing African wedding drum. Unidentified cowbell player present on d.


Date: April 5, 1977
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan, Pat Patrick (f, ts), Dizzy Reece (t), Howard Johnson (tu), Jimmy Ponder (g), Muhal Richard Abrams (p), Richard Davis (b), Grover Everette, Louis Hayes (d), Azzedin Weston (cga), Donna Jordan, Joe Lee Wilson (v)

a. a-01    Inward Fire - 6:40  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Abracadabra - 6:41  (Clifford Jordan)
c. a-03    The Look - 8:12  (Dizzy Reece)
d. b-01    Toy - 6:08  (Clifford Jordan)
e. b-02    Buddy Bolden's Call - 7:00  (Clifford Jordan)
f. b-03    Eat At Joe's - 9:25  (Dizzy Reece)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5128 — Inward Fire   

Grover Everette (d) on b, f; Louis Hayes (d) on a, c-e; Donna Jordan (v) on b; Joe Lee Wilson (v) on e.


Date: February 9, 1978
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (f, as, ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Bill Lee (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. a-01    He's A Hero - 5:15  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Quasimodo - 7:07  (Charlie Parker)
c. a-03    No More - 4:45  (Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d. b-01    Blues For Muse - 5:05  (Clifford Jordan)
e. b-02    Adventurer - 6:45  (Clifford Jordan)
f. b-03    I'll Be Around - 5:56  (Alec Wilder)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5163 — The Adventurer   
     32 Jazz CD: 32181 — The Adventurer   (2000)

Date: July 25, 1978
Location: Media Sound, New York City
Label: East World

Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Hank Jones (p), Reggie Workman (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Vienna - 16:19  (Clifford Jordan)
b. b-01    Bohemia After Dark - 7:29  (Oscar Pettiford)
c. b-02    Love For Sale - 8:02  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      East World LP 12": EWLF 98003 — Hello, Hank Jones   

Date: November 4, 1979
Location: Lulu White's, Boston, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Barry Harris (p), Walter Booker (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 01    Bean And The Boys - 11:48  (Coleman Hawkins)
b. 02    Nostalgia  (Theodore 'Fats' Navarro)
c. 02    Casbah - 13:15  (Tadd Dameron)
d. 03    All God's Children Got Rhythm - 8:33  (Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn)

b, c performed as medley.

Spoken introductions by Clifford Jordan (0:46/0:55) precede the first and last selections.

The second selection features both melodies played simultaneously.


Date: September 5, 1981
Location: PS Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Bee Hive

Von Freeman, Clifford Jordan, Cy Touff (ldr), Von Freeman, Clifford Jordan (ts), Cy Touff (bt), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. a-01    Hyde Park After Dark - 7:14  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    You're Blasé - 6:19  (Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier)
c. a-03    Lotus Blossom [aka Asiatic Raes] - 6:11  (Kenny Dorham)
d. b-01    Sad Sam - 6:51  (Norman Simmons)
e. b-02    I Waited For You - 5:31  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
f. b-03    I'm Glad There Is You - 3:28  (Paul (Madeira) Mertz)
g. b-04    Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West - 6:48  (John Lewis)
All titles on:      Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7014 — Hyde Park After Dark   

Von Freeman (ts) on a, c-d, f-g; Clifford Jordan (ts) on a, c-e, g; Cy Touff (bt) on a, c-d, g.


Date: February 9, 1984
Location: Classic Sound, New York City
Label: Soul Note

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Barry Harris (p), Walter Booker (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. a-01    Third Avenue - 6:40  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Fun - 3:30  (Clifford Jordan, Barry Harris, Walter Booker, Vernel Fournier)
c. a-03    Repetition - 6:36  (Neal Hefti)
d. a-04    Evidence - 4:14  (Thelonious Monk)
e. b-01    Nostalgia  (Theodore 'Fats' Navarro)
f. b-01    Casbah - 6:24  (Tadd Dameron)
g. b-02    House Call - 5:40  (Clifford Jordan)
h. b-03    Quittin' Time - 7:12  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      Soul Note LP 12": SN 1084 — Repetition   
     Soul Note CD: 121 084 — Repetition   

e, f performed as medley.

b-01 features both melodies performed simultaneously.


Date: August 3, 1984
Location: Vanguard Studios, New York City
Label: Bee Hive

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Red Rodney (t, fh), Jaki Byard (p), Ed Howard (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. a-01    Dr. Chicago - 5:52  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    Something To Live For - 12:00  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
c. a-03    Zombie - 5:23  (Vernel Fournier)
d. b-01    Touch Love - 5:44  (Alonzo Levister)
e. b-02    If I Had You - 7:07  (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
f. b-03    Bebop - 6:49  (Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7018 — Dr. Chicago   

Red Rodney (t) on d; (fh) on b; Ed Howard (b) on a-d, f; Vernel Fournier (d) on a-d, f.


Date: October 1, 1984
Location: Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands
Label: Criss Cross

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan (ts), Kirk Lightsey (p), Cecil McBee (b), Eddie Gladden (d)

a. a-01    Half And Half - 9:46  (Charles Davis)
b. a-02    Song Of Her - 5:05  (Cecil McBee)
c. a-03    Groovin' High - 9:56  (Dizzy Gillespie)
d. b-01    The Water Bearer - 8:05  (Kirk Lightsey)
e. b-02    Make The Man Love Me - 6:10  (Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields)
f. b-03    Two Tenor Winner - 7:21  (Charles Mims)
g. b-04    Doug's Prelude - 2:43  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      Criss Cross LP 12": 1011 — Two Tenor Winner   
     Criss Cross CD: 1011 CD — Two Tenor Winner   (1985)

Junior Cook (ts) on a, c-g; Clifford Jordan (ts) on a-d, f-g; Cecil McBee (b) on a-f; Eddie Gladden (d) on a-f.


Date: April 18, 1985
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Label: Audio Daddio

Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), James Long (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. a-01    D. B. Blues  (Lester Young, King Pleasure [Clarence Beeks])
b. b-01    Miss Brown Calling  (Clifford Jordan)
c. b-02    Whispering Grass  (Doris Fisher, Fred Fisher)
All titles on:      Audio Daddio LP 12": RS 1013 — The Rotterdam Session   

Additional selections a-02/03 "Presidential Suite"/"Presidential Suite Second Movement" and b-03 "Soul Fountain" - composers unknown. Composer of b-03 is likely Clifford Jordan, but confirmation is needed.


Date: April 19, 1985
Location: Nick's Jazz Cafe, Laren, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Slide Hampton (tb), Cees Slinger (p), Isla Eckinger (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 01    Woody 'n You - 11:56  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b. 02    Ouagoudougou - 11:43  (Clifford Jordan)
c. 03    In A Sentimental Mood - 12:23  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
d. 04    Waltonia - 5:07  (Cees Slinger)

Final selection is incomplete on only known source.


Date: December 23, 1986
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kevin O'Connell (p), Ed Howard (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. a-01    Lush Life - 7:53  (Billy Strayhorn)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
b. a-02    Pannonica - 6:55  (Thelonious Monk)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
c. a-03    Royal Blues - 8:19  (Clifford Jordan)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
d. b-01    Little Girl Blue - 8:18  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
e. b-02    Armando - 8:06  (Vernel Fournier)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
f. b-03    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 6:56  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1025 — Royal Ballads   
g.     Everything Happens To Me - 3:51  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
h.     'Round Midnight - 8:24  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1025 CD — Royal Ballads   (1991)

Date: October 16-18, 1987
Location: Ethell's, Baltimore, MD
Label: Mapleshade

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kevin O'Connell (p), Ed Howard (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. 01    Summer Serenade - 9:59  (Benny Carter)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
b. 02    Lush Life - 9:13  (Billy Strayhorn)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
c. 03    'Round Midnight - 8:50  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
d. 04    Blues In Advance - 6:43  (Clifford Jordan)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
e. 05    Little Boy For So Long, Little Boy But Not For Long - 9:59  (Clifford Jordan)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
f. 06    Arapaho - 9:35  (Barry Harris, Clifford Jordan)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
g. 07    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 7:07  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     Mapleshade CD: 56292 — Live At Ethell's   (1994)
h.     Cal Massey - 6:03  (Stanley Cowell)
All titles on:      Mapleshade CD: MHS 512629A — Live At Ethell's   (1987)

Date: October 22, 1989
Location: 20/24 Club, Montréal, Canada
Label: [radio broadcast]

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ss, ts), Mike Gauthier (g), Skip Beckwith (b), Dave Lange (d)

a. 01    Confirmation - 9:20  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 12:23  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. 03    Rue Tina - 9:11  (Clifford Jordan)
d. 04    These Foolish Things - 10:23  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
e. 05    Dr. Chicago - 9:00  (Clifford Jordan)
f. 06    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 7:35  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)

Clifford Jordan (ss) on f; (ts) on a-e.

Broadcast live on CBC/CBOF-FM "Jazz Sur le Vif" radio program.

Final selection incomplete on radio broadcast.


Date: December 26-30, 1989
Location: Mapleshade Studios, Upper Marlboro, MD
Label: Mapleshade

Ran Blake, Clifford Jordan (ldr), Jesse Meman (as), Clifford Jordan, Tom Monroe, Ken Plant (ts), Clayton Englar (bsx), Julian Priester (tb), Ran Blake (p), Steve Williams (d), Alfredo Mojica (cga), Claudia Polley (v)

a. 01    Something To Live For - 9:34  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
b. 02    A Touch Of Evil - 10:37  (Ran Blake)
c. 03    Arline - 9:25  (Ran Blake)
d. 04    Laura - 2:49  (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
e. 05    The Short Life Of Barbara Monk - 8:04  (Ran Blake)
f. 06    Vanguard - 9:00  (Ran Blake)
g. 07    Julia - 4:14  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
h. 08    Wives And Lovers - 4:45  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
i. 09    Doug's Prelude - 6:16  (Clifford Jordan)
j. 10    Mood Indigo - 2:43  (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
All titles on:      Mapleshade CD: 1732 — Masters From Different Worlds   

Collective personnel. Specifics needed. Also confirmation that Julia is by Lennon and is not the Julian Priester composition of the same name. Jordan also plays soprano saxophone on unspecified selections.

Englar, Meman, Plant, and Monroe are a saxophone quartet known as Windmill. Instrument specifics unknown.


Date: March 5, 1990
Location: Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Label: DIW

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), James Williams (p), Richard Davis (b), Ronnie Burrage (d)

a. 01    Tokyo Road - 7:19  (Clifford Jordan)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
b. 02    Japanese Dream - 11:38  (Clifford Jordan)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
c. 03    I Mean You - 6:01  (Thelonious Monk)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
d. 04    For My Nephews - 8:24  (James Williams)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
e. 05    Hi-Fly - 10:14  (Randy Weston)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
f. 06    Misako - Beautiful Shore - 6:24  (Richard Davis)
     DIW CD: DIW-836 — Four Play   (1990)
g.     Charlie Parker's Last Supper  (Clifford Jordan)

James Williams (p) on a-f; Ronnie Burrage (d) on a-f.


Date: between December 25 and 31, 1990
Location: Condon's, New York City
Label: Mapleshade

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Charles Davis, John Jenkins (as), Junior Cook, Clifford Jordan, Lou Orensteen, Willie Williams (ts), Robert Eldridge (bar), Joe Gardner, Dean Pratt, Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler (t), Benny Powell (tb), Kiane Zawadi (tb, eu), Ronnie Mathews (p), Ed Howard (b), Tommy Campbell (d)

a. 01    Third Avenue - 9:34  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Dizzy Reece
b. 02    Angelica - 10:35  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Charles Davis
c. 03    Old Bo - 5:15  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
d. 04    I Waited For You - 6:29  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: John Neely
e. 06    Evidence - 7:07  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Dizzy Reece
f. 07    I'll Be Around - 5:24  (Alec Wilder) / arr: Clifford Jordan
g. 08    Bearcat - 6:15  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Julian Priester
h. 09    Down Through The Years - 7:14  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Don Sickler
i. 10    Charlie Parker's Last Supper - 7:00  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
j. 11    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 3:30  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
All titles on:      Mapleshade CD: MS 03232 — Play What You Feel   (1997)

A spoken introduction (0:29) precedes Evidence.

Introduction of the band (0:44) follows the last selection. Personnel is apparently collective and varied during the week - Willie Williams is not announced.


Date: October 7, 1991
Location: Condon's , New York City
Label: Milestone

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Jerome Richardson, Sue Terry (as), Clifford Jordan, Lou Orensteen, Willie Williams (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Steve Furtado, Dean Pratt, Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler (t), Brad Shigeta (tb), Kiane Zawadi (eu), Ronnie Mathews (p), David Williams (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. 01    I Waited For You - 5:23  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: John Neely
b. 02    The Highest Mountain - 4:56  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
c. 03    Con Man - 9:04  (Dizzy Reece) / arr: Dizzy Reece
d. 04    Down Through The Years - 5:56  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Don Sickler
e. 05    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 8:05  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
f. 06    Status Quo - 6:45  (John Neely) / arr: John Neely
g. 07    Japanese Dream - 4:59  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
h. 08    Third Avenue - 7:07  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Dizzy Reece
i. 09    Charlie Parker's Last Supper - 6:50  (Clifford Jordan) / arr: Clifford Jordan
All titles on:      Milestone CD: MCD-9197-2 — Down Through The Years   (1992)