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✨✧ Clifford JordanGlass Bead Games (CDr pressing) ... CD
Strata East/Harvest Song, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential bit of 70s soul jazz – a real standout in both the catalogs of tenorist Clifford Jordan, and the Stata East label! This is one of those few records where every element is perfect, and all players rise together to a new level of expression – and we'd easily rank this one right up there with John Coltrane's Love Supreme or Pharoah Sanders' Kharma for sheer magnitude of sound and message! Clifford Jordan is at the height of his tenor powers – cutting sharp lines, stretching out his notes, and hitting all these dark edges that had never appeared in his work – and the rest of the group is great too – with Stanley Cowell on piano, Bill Lee on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Higgins is amazing, and gives the set a sort of lyrical freeplay that makes Jordan's hard solos come alive in a magical way – and Cedar Walton also plays piano on a few numbers, pushing things forward with the sense of warmth and imagination that always made him a treat in the 70s! Every cut's a winner, and the set list includes "John Coltrane", "Alias Buster Henry", "Glass Bead Games", "Biskit", and "Bridgework". Great stuff, and a huge amount of music! CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke JordanFlight To Jordan ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest album ever cut by pianist Duke Jordan – a seminal force in bop, both for his writing and playing – but an artist who rarely ever got the chance to work as a leader! This session's a prime bit of lost Blue Note – with an unusual and edgey lineup that includes Dizzy Reece on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Reggie Workman on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all coming together under Jordan's direction. The set's got a wonderfully classic feel – a mix of hardbop with slightly more lyrical leanings, and a few darker undercurrents – heard to best effect in Jordan's writing, which reminds us of some of his work on French soundtracks from the same time. Titles include "Deacon Joe", "Si-Joya", "Flight To Jordan", and "Squawkin". CD
(Analog recording.)

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VariousCapitol "Leaning Tower" Pizza – Twelve Hot Slices ... CD
Capitol, 1990. Used ... $4.99
12 songs from Peter Blakeley, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Lloyd Cole, Dave Edmunds, Heart, MC Hammer, Eric Johnson, Stanley Jordan, the London Choirboys, Melba Moore, River City People & Thunder. CD
(Promotional release packaged in a nice little pizza box.)

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✨✧ Dick GriffinDream For Rahsaan & More ... CD
Konnex (Germany), 1979/1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album and a half from trombonist Dick Griffin – a rare date from the mid 80s, mixed with material from his 1979 album Now Is The Time! The core of the set is A Dream For Rahsaan – a warm tribute to the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and one that features Griffin's trombone in a group with Gary Bartz on alto sax, Stanley Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and either Billy Hart or Idris Muhammad on drums – all wonderful players who really fit the soulful spirit of the session. The material is hardly a batch of easy covers of Kirk tunes, and instead features some really wonderful numbers penned by Griffin – tunes filled with all the sense of soul and joy that Rahsaan brought to his own music. Titles include "There Is A Time For Love", "Darkness Of Duke", "It's About That Time", "A Dream For Rahsaan", and "Come Dance With Me". The last 4 tracks on the CD are from the album Now Is The Time – a rare post-Strata East session by trombonist Griffin, recorded with a super hip group and a very righteous sound! The album grooves with a great mix of modal and electric styles – strong solos out front, and some incredibly wonderful rhythms driving the whole set along. Players include Clifford Jordan on tenor, Donald Smith on flute and piano, Hubert Eaves on piano, Billy Hart and Freddie Waits on drums, and Lawrence Killian on percussion – and one track features some great vocals by Donald Smith, who sung on some of the best 70s albums by his brother Lonnie Liston Smith! Great all the way through – and a massive record that's up there with the best on Black Jazz and Strata East at the time. Titles included here are "The Queen", "Peaceful Thinking", "Madrid", and a previously unreleased take of "Oree Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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