2 April 2008

CLIFFORD JORDAN QUARTET- GLASS BEAD GAMES

















"In all beginnings...a mystical,magic force,
What course ,what destiny...determined in time"

Time for just one more then .....Strata East in full effect on this fabulous spiritual modal opus from Clifford Jordan with a double quartet line up from 1974.
Forst posted here 09/06.
Here's a great write up about this classic double lp by Kevin Moist from the superb
www.dreamgeo.com/Strata-East.

One of the coolest things about Strata-East was how it provided a space for previous-generation players often considered “too mainstream” by the freejazzers and “too weird” by the mainstreamers to move and grow in personalized ways. In the late ’50s and early ’60s Clifford Jordan was generally heard as a “Coltranesque” player, in his earlier classic style; but most of this Hesse-monickered double LP finds Jordan sailing beyond straight-ahead into deeper skies much more open and spacious. The homage to the inspiration of using swinging hard bop as a base for spiritual exploration is explicit on the tune John Coltrane, with its chant of “…Black Spirit… first newborn…”. While Jordan proves periodically here that he can wail whenever he wants to, mostly his tone and attitude are much less anguished than ’Trane’s often were, instead fountaining forth with a bountiful and dignified good-ness of nature that is at times almost buttery rich in its glow. Seemingly entirely recorded on “Stormy Monday, October 29, 1973”, there’s a loose but charged feel about the proceedings, probably accentuated by the session’s setup: Jordan and drummer Billy Higgins are constant on all tracks, but the bass and piano roles are divided between edgier cuts featuring Stanley Cowell and bassist Bill Lee (Spike’s dad), and more classicist numbers with pianist Cedar Walton and Sam Jones on bass. It’s easy to imagine everyone hanging around the studio egging each other on and feeding off the vibe of great musicians playing for themselves; much good spirit and positive energy radiate from this record.
320 rip from the cd issue on charly.

38 comments:

bacoso said...

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sotise said...

thanks bacoso, this is a truly great record.
much appreciated, i was a bit peeved i'd missed it here when i first discovered the music blogosphere, having heard it once many years ago... great repost cheers.

Guest said...

holy cow. brilliant.

fritz the cat said...

thanks bacoso.

WineGuy said...

This is one of those recordings that sounds just as good now as it did when it was first released. Like-minded musicians playing without compromise - can't beat that!
Thanks

WineGuy said...

This is one of those recordings that sounds just as good now as it did when it was first released. Like-minded musicians playing without compromise - can't beat that!
Thanks

IR e L a IXI said...

thanks, your site that got me into jazz.

williscoulis said...

This is very nice. I have been blog surfing, and yours is badass.

Art Simon said...

Great Stuff, thanks, I wouldn't have found it otherwise!

santaisreal said...

you're blog is amazing and keeps me inspired...i'm a musician and music lover of all genres...this and all the other strata east records that you posted are ones that i've been waiting to hear for years but now am thrilled to find them here! thank you so much...

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

I can't thank you enough for all this Strata-East. Your blog is the best!!!!

catacaldos said...

Thank for this share.Exciting.

rusty said...

Thx a lot.

John V said...

Thank you Bacoso! I love this stuff!

John V.

tenacity said...

Beautiful, beautiful album. And what a killer set of posts you've been putting up - wow..! Pure gold all along.. Massive thank you!

gcamphire said...

thanks much! an excellent album.

chrisd said...

Gorgeous album. One of my favorites. Thanks for the pristine rip!

golden boy said...

THNKS!

DESIGN said...

thanks. the strata east stuff is amazing.

Clio said...

Wow! I had no idea. I mean, the names are familiar but this is the first time I'm hearing the music. Incredible. Thanks for another jazz lesson...

kizza said...

Lovely stuff!
Classy music and classy blog!
Keep up the great work!

ilca76 said...

Thanx!

alex said...

OH THIS IS TOO MUCH(NO IT IS,NT,IGNORE ME!)
lol!
SUPERB BACOSO-MANY THANKS M8!

The Lindalinian said...

been looking for this for ages! thank you.

moxnix said...

thanks for this one, looks like a mighty fine listen, looking forward to it!!!

roland cobb said...

Thank you very much for Clifford Jordan
http://diplomatyoplot.blogspot.com/
It's my jazz blog

ghostrancedance said...

Awesome! Thank you! I used to have this on vinyl many moons ago and have been looking for a copy again ever since mine was stolen.

db said...

great music!
check out
calisoulbrother records
for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

leathergun said...

Great share!

jb said...

Classic Jordan. Thanks so much.

Peter said...

Yo thanks I really dig your taste in music.

Savage said...

I downloaded this a long time ago, but I have to say this is definitely one of the best records I've found in over a year of blog-searching. cheers!

Chris Ward said...

Thnaks a lot for this and several other of your Strata East gems.
Cheers

E S said...

I downloaded this amazing recording on this blog over 2 years ago and I loved listening to it so much, that I bought it.

Clearly one of the 20 greatest recordings of the last 40 years. Some of the best Billy Higgins that I've ever heard. Very intense and relaxing at the same time. If that doesn't make any sense then listen to it ! and you'll understand!

It was recently re released on a small label that releases such gems - Harvest Song - but it now appears to be out of print ONCE AGAIN ! So download it and enjoy and wait until it comes out again - you'll buy it too !

Marcelo Donati said...

Thanks!

Rob Rob said...

Im shocked this is still up 5 years later. I've been reading about this album and can't wait to hear it. Thanks!

Hosh'ki Tsunoda said...

Can you reup this one?????

Hosh'ki Tsunoda said...

Can you reup this one????