Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Do it Yourself ! Duke Jordan

Although he had a long career, Duke Jordan will always be best known for being pianist with Charlie Parker's classic 1947 quintet. A little earlier, he worked with the Savoy Sultans, Coleman Hawkins, and the Roy Eldridge big band (1946). After his year with Parker (his piano introductions to such songs as "Embraceable You" were classic), Jordan worked with the Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons quintet (1950-1951) and Stan Getz (1949 and 1952-1953). He started recording as a leader in 1954, debuting his most famous composition, "Jor-Du," the following year. Although he worked steadily during the next few decades (writing part of the soundtrack for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Jordan was in obscurity until he began recording on a regular basis for Steeplechase in 1973. Duke Jordan, who was married for a time to the talented jazz singer Sheila Jordan, lived in Denmark from 1978 until his death on August 8, 2006. He recorded through the years for Prestige, Savoy, Blue Note, Charlie Parker Records, Muse, Spotlite, and Steeplechase.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/duke-jordan-p6858/biography

Duke Jordan
Do It Yourself Jazz

Tracks

1 Sometimes I'm Happy (Caesar, Grey, Youmans)  5:55
2 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  7:30
3 Jordu (Jordan)  4:57
4 Oh Yeah (Jordan)  4:31
5 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  7:14
6 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  7:51
7 It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Harburg, Rose)  5:20
8 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter)  5:28

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Personnel
[# 1-4]
Duke Jordan - p
Gigi Gryce - as
Oscar Pettiford - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 7, 1955
[# 5-8]
Hall Overton - p
Phil Woods - as
Teddy Kotick - b
Nick Stabulas - dr
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; February 8, 1955

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/savoy-records/discography-1955/

25 comments:

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Andrey said...

Thank you!

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon for another precious discovery.

the doc said...

thanks for this. I wasn't aware of it before . . .

The Jackal said...

Nice piece of history thanks Mel. Great setting for Phil Woods

ZM-JazzRock said...

Wonderful post Mel.
Regards from Brazil!
--zm

lena said...

Thank you for this post.The second part with Phil Woods is accurately from Vol. 2 of the series

LaroSwing said...

Merci!

yewsta said...

Thank you, Mel.

swingingduck said...

This is sooo wonderful.
Thank you Mel.

Foth said...

Thanks Mel, you don't see much Duke Jordan from the 50's. Looking forward to this.
Cheers

jazztap said...

merci

danair said...

Missed this last time out, thanks Mel

Chris said...

Thanks Mel like danair now I can hear this.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

rubberduck said...

I have this one on LP ; it's beautiful, many thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

fcapeau said...

A big thank you for this re-up of a rare classic record.

peer57 said...

thanks, mate...greaT album!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!