Saturday, January 28, 2012

Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore - Blowing in from Chicago

Clifford Jordan's first date as a leader actually found him sharing a heated jam session with fellow tenor John Gilmore. Backed by pianist Horace Silver, bassist Curley Russell, and drummer Art Blakey, the two saxophonists square off mostly on obscurities (other than Gigi Gryce's "Blue Lights" and "Billie's Bounce"); the original six selections are joined by the previously unreleased "Let It Stand" on the CD reissue. This was one of Gilmore's few sessions outside of Sun Ra's orbit and, if anything, he slightly overshadows the cooler-toned Jordan. Recommended.
Scott Yanow

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Clifford Jordan
Blowing in from Chicago


1 Status Quo (Neely) 5:36
2 Bo-Till (Jordan) 5:56
3 Blue Lights (Gryce) 6:38
4 Billie's Bounce (Benson, Parker) 9:34
5 Evil Eye (Jordan) 5:14
6 Everywhere (McVie, Silver) 5:45
7 Let It Stand (Cliff Jordan, Gilmore) 7:44

Clifford Jordan - ts
John Gilmore - ts
Horace Silver - p
Curley Russell - b
Art Blakey - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 3, 1957


Melanchthon said...

greenishthing said...

brilliant!! thanks a bunch

kike said...

Thanks Mel, great choice. Best regards, K.

Otis Foster said...

Let's me leave mfa files behind.

Thnx Mel

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

swamielmo said...

cool, thanks a million

Chris said...

Thanks Mel, looking forward to listening to this one, kriztof :)

deGallo said...

Yes!! Thank you Mel.

Orbyt said...

Always enjoy CJ, but not aware of this date. Many thanks.

Jaffa said...

This has always been one of my favorite hard bop blowing sessions !