Recorded by CLIFFORD JORDAN on STARTING TIME
Fantasy (Jazzland): OJC-147 (LP) / Recorded June 14 & 15, 1961
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Down Through The Years is a gorgeous chart playable by any quintet.
SOLOS: These colorful solo changes are also beautifully constructed, and have a natural, logical flow. Jordan's advanced harmonic palette
will probably require some practice and may be slightly beyond most inexperienced improvisers.
Clifford Jordan Big Band/Live At Condon's (Milestone MCD 9197)
CLIFFORD JORDAN (1931-1993). A product of the Chicago jazz scene where his DuSable High School classmates included Johnny Griffin, John Gilmore and Richard Davis, Clifford played tenor sax with Max Roach and Sonny Stitt before moving to New York in 1957. From then on, he was in constant demand, playing with Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, James Brown and J.J. Johnson. He led both small ensembles and big bands and played with Cedar Walton's trio. During the 1980s he recorded with such artists as Art Farmer, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones, and Tommy Flanagan. In all, Clifford performed on over 100 albums, 35 as a leader. His composition The Highest Mountain is a contemporary standard and has been recorded by Art Farmer, Cedar Walton, T.S. Monk and Native Colours.
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