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Clifford Jordan Quartet
Glass Bead Games | Groove Diggers


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Clifford Jordan's two volumes of sessions under the title Glass Bead Games have long been heralded as some of the most important work of his career. These once rare recordings, previously issued as individual albums and as a two-LP set by Strata East, feature the late tenor saxophonist leading two separate quartets. The first, with pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Bill Lee and drummer Billy Higgins, consists of seven powerful originals by the band. The portraits include Jordan's well-named "Powerful Paul Robeson" and Cowell's driving post-bop tribute "Cal Massey." But it is Lee's moving "John Coltrane" which opens with a solo chorus by its composer and includes a vocal chant by Jordan, Higgins and Lee, that leaves the most lasting impression, with influences from throughout several of Coltrane's landmark recordings made during the '60s. - AllMusic

Label: P-Vine Records – PLP-7964/5
Series: Groove Diggers
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: Japan
Released: 20 Aug 2023
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul Jazz