Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Bearcat

This CD is a straight reissue of the original Jazzland LP. Tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, who is joined by pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Teddy Smith and drummer J.C. Moses, is heard in his early prime and displays an original tone while playing in the hard bop style. He stretches out on five of his swinging and fairly advanced originals, "How Deep Is the Ocean," and Tom McIntosh's "Malice Towards None." It would be 1973 before Jordan had another opportunity to be showcased in a quartet format, making this formerly rare set one of his best all-around recordings.
Scott Yanow

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Clifford Jordan Quartet


1 Bear Cat (Jordan) 4:56
2 Dear Old Chicago (Jordan) 5:30
3 How Deep Is the Ocean ? (Berlin) 4:58
4 The Middle of the Block (Jordan) 4:59
5 You Better Leave It Alone (Jordan) 5:57
6 Malice Towards None (McIntosh) 5:58
7 Out-House (Jordan) 5:29

Clifford Jordan - ts
Cedar Walton - p
Teddy Smith - b
J. C. Moses - dr

Recorded in New York City ; December 29, 1961 & January 10, 1962


Melanchthon said...

duck said...

Hi Mel, finally back after enjoying so much music. many thanks for this Clifford Jordan.

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

stringbender said...

Many thanks for posting this very fine Clifford Jordan side!

reindeer man said...

Mel, thanks for the Clifford Jordan. A nice choice!

poppachubby said...

Superb post, thanks so much!!

theblueamos said...

thank you and all the best from jerusalem

deGallo said...

Thank you very much Mel.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you for Clifford Jordan!

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

swamielmo said...

thank you mel. this is a great album.

Collectionist said...

Mel - thanks for this selection and for hanging in there!

Bill said...

Thanks, Mel, for this excellent Clifford Jordan album. Never enough Jordan - he's really one of my favourites. The drummer is a little too rumbustious though, IMO.

Andy said...

Super stuff. Thanks. :)

The Jackal said...

Mel, thanks for the continuing education