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The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (#256)


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The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (#256)
6 CDs - $102.00


DISCOGRAPHY:

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MOSAIC MD6-256

THE COMPLETE CLIFFORD JORDAN STRATA-EAST SESSIONS


Disc I: 

CLIFFORD JORDAN IN THE WORLD

1. Vienna (A) 17:01

(Clifford Jordan)

2. Doug’s Prelude (A) 4:44

(Clifford Jordan)

3. Ouagoudougou (A) 10:45

(Clifford Jordan)

4. 872 (A) 7:14

(Clifford Jordan)


Disc 2:

ZODIAC THE MUSIC OF CECIL PAYNE

1. Martin Luther King, Jr./I Know Love (B) 6:58

(Cecil Payne)

2. Girl, You Got A Home (B) 10:51

(Cecil Payne)

3. Slide Hampton (B) 4:22

(Cecil Payne)

4. Follow Me (B) 7:05

(Cecil Payne)

5. Flying Fish (B) 12:20

(Cecil Payne)


Disc Three:

CHARLES BRACKEEN – RHYTHM X

1. Rhythm X (C) 8:00

(Charles Brackeen)

2. Hour Glass (C) 11:24

(Charles Brackeen)

3. Charles Concept (C) 6:47

(Charles Brackeen)

4. C. B. Blues (C) 7:49

(Charles Brackeen)

ED BLACKWELL - SHADES OF EDWARD BLACKWELL

5. That Moment of Glance (D1) 4:52

(Luqman Lateef)

6. Farid  (D1) 9:00

(Luqman Lateef)

7. Drum Expose (D2) 5:06

(Ed Blackwell)

8. The Eternal Rhythm (D2) 4:58

(Ed Blackwell)

9. In Walked Buhaina (D2) 5:51

(Ed Blackwell)

10. Shades of General Lefty (D2) 5:57

(Ed Blackwell)



Disc Four

PHAROAH SANDERS – IZIPHO ZAM (MY GIFTS)

1. Prince Of Peace (E) 8:46

(Pharoah Sanders)

2. Balance (E) 12:37

(Pharoah Sanders)

3. Izipho Zam (E) 28:47

(Pharoah Sanders)


Disc Five

WILBUR WARE – SUPER BASS

1. Mod House (F) 5:42

(Clifford Jordan)

2. Symphony For JR (F) 10:06

(Wilbur Ware)

3. Wilbur’s Red Cross (F) 8:14

(Wilbur Ware)

4. A Real Nice Lady (F) 7:29

(Clifford Jordan)

5. For Frazier, Felicia, Veneida & Bernard (F) 7:20

(Wilbur Ware)

6. By Myself (F) 7:36

(Wilbur Ware)

7. Mod House (incomplete alt tk) (F) 2:42

(Clifford Jordan)

8. For Frazier, Felicia, Veneida & Bernard (alt tk) (F) 7:29

(Wilbur Ware)

9. Wilber Reflects (F) 5:10


Disc Six

CLIFFORD JORDAN – GLASS BEAD GAMES

1. Powerful Paul Robeson (G1) 5:39

(Clifford Jordan)

2. The Glass Bead Games (G2) 4:29

(Clifford Jordan)

3. Prayer To The People (G2) 4:08

(Clifford Jordan)

4. Cal Massey (G1) 2:37

(Stanley Cowell)

5. John Coltrane (G1) 6:46

(Bill Lee-Clifton Lee)

6. Eddie Harris (G1) 4:16

(Bill Lee)

7. Biskit (G1) 5:33

(Bill Lee)

8. Shoulders (G2) 5:16

(Cedar Walton)

9. Bridgework (G2) 3:43

(Cedar Walton)

10. Maimoun (G1) 5:36

(Stanley Cowell) 

11. Alias Buster Henry (G) 8:16

(Billy Higgins)

12. One For Amos (G2) 6:51

(Sam Jones)


DISCOGRAPHY


(A) CLIFFORD JORDAN IN THE WORLD

Don Cherry, tp; Julian Priester, tb; Clifford Jordan, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis, b; Albert Heath, d.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ, Spring 1969

Vienna Strata-East SES 1972-1

Doug’s Prelude -


Kenny Dorham, tp; Julian Priester, tb; Clifford Jordan, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis, b; Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell, d.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ, Spring 1969

Ouagoudougou Strata-East SES 1972-1

872 -

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(B) ZODIAC: THE MUSIC OF CECIL PAYNE

Kenny Dorham, tp; Cecil Payne, bari; Wynton Kelly, p; Wilbur Ware, b; Albert Heath, d.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ,  December 16, 1968

 Martin Luther King, Jr./I Know Love Strata-East SES 1973-4

Girl, You Got A Home -1 -

Slide Hampton -2 -

Follow Me -

Flying Fish -


-1 Kelly plays organ as well as piano

-2 Payne plays alto sax as baritone

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(C) RHYTHM X: THE MUSIC OF CHARLES BRACKEEN

Don Cherry, tp; Charles Brackeen, ts; Charlie Haden, b: Ed Blackwell, d.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ,  January 26, 1968

Rhythm X Strata-East SES 1973-6

Hour Glass -

Charles Concept -

C. B. Blues -

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(D) SHADES OF EDWARD BLACKWELL

(D1) Don Cherry-tp; Luqman Lateef-ts; Wilbur Ware-b; Ed Blackwell-d. 

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 1968

That Moment of Glance Strata-East SES 1974-14 (never issued)

Farid -


(D2) Ed Blackwell-d, log d; Billy Higgins-d; Dennis Charles-d; Roger Blank-log d; Huss Charles-cga; Clifford Jordan, log d. 

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 1968

Drum Expose Strata-East SES 1974-14 (never issued)

The Eternal Rhythm -

In Walked Buhaina -

Shades Of General Lofty -

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(E) PHAROAH SANDERS – IZIPHO ZAM (MY GIFTS

Sonny Fortune, fl, as: Pharoah Sanders, ts, fl, perc, vcl; Howard Johnson, tu; Lonnie Liston Smith, p; Sonny Sharrock, g; Cecil McBee, Sirone (Norris Jones), b; Billy Hart, Majeed Shabazz, d; Chief Bey, African d; Nat Bettis, Tony Wylie, perc; Leon Thomas, vcl, perc.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 14, 1969

Prince Of Peace Strata-East SES 1973-3

Balance -

Izipho Zam -

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(F) WILBUR WARE – SUPER BASS

Don Cherry, tp; Clifford Jordan, ts; Wilbur Ware, b: Ed Blackwell, d.

TownSound Studios, Englewood, NJ,  January 1968

Mod House WWI 1201CD

Mod House (incomplete alternate take) -

Symphony For JR -

Wilbur’s Red Cross -

A Real Nice Lady -

For Frazier, Felicia, Veneida & Bernard -

For Frazier, Felicia, Veneida & Bernard (alternate take) -

By Myself (Ware only) -

Wilbur Reflects (Ware talking) -


Note: Although recorded for Clifford Jordan’s Dolphy Series, this album was not released until 2012 by the Wilbur Ware Institute.

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(G) CLIFFORD JORDAN – GLASS BEAD GAMES

(G1) QUARTET 1: Clifford Jordan, ts; Stanley Cowell, p; Bill Lee, b; Billy Higgins, d.

Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY, October 29, 1973

Powerful Paul Robeson Strata-East SES-1973-7/8

Cal Massey -

John Coltrane -1 -

Eddie Harris -

Biskit -

Maimoun -

Alias Buster Henry -


-1 vocals by Clifford Jordan,  Bill Lee and Billy Higgins.


(G2) QUARTET 2: Clifford Jordan, ts; Cedar Walton, p; Sam Jones, b; Billy Higgins, d.

Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY, October 29, 1973

The Glass Bead Games Strata-East SES-1973-7/8

Prayer To The People -

Shoulders -

Bridgework -

One For Amos -

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Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna

Executive producer: Sandy Jordan

Original sessions produced by Clifford Jordan

Frontier Press executive producer Harvey Brown


Recording engineers: Orville O’Brien (A-F) and Ron Carran (G)


Remastered by Malcolm Addey at the Malcolm Addey Studio, New York City.


Design Production: InkWell, Inc.

Photographs by Martin Bough


Special thanks to Charles Tolliver, Martin Bough, Gloria Ware and Alvin Fielder for all their help in realizing this project.

Clifford Jordan - "In The World" ? 1972 Strata-East Records

Pharoah Sanders - "Izipho Zam" ? 1973 Strata-East Records

Charles Brackeen - "Rhythm X" ? 1973 Strata-East Records

Clifford Jordan - "Glass Bead Games" ? 1974 Strata-East Records

Cecil Payne - "Zodiac" ? 1976 Strata-East Records

Wilbur Ware – “Super Bass” (p) 2012 Wilbur Ware Institute Inc.


This compilation (p) 2013 Estate Of Clifford Jordan under license to Mosaic Records L.L.C.

©  2013 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 425 Fairfield Ave., Suite 421, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.

Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/ Website: www.mosaicrecords.com.


Producer’s Note:

This set of recordings which Clifford Jordan produced for Frontier Press in 1968 and ’69 has fascinated me since they were first released in the early ‘70s on Strata-East in what Clifford called the Dolphy Series. 

The musicians he chose to record were an interesting generational mix from people like Cecil Payne and Kenny Dorham who came of age in the ‘40s to men like Pharoah Sanders, Charles Brackeen and Don Cherry who were cutting edge in the ‘60s.

It has long been a goal of mine to get this interesting body of work, including Clifford’s masterpiece “Glass Bead Games” which was recorded four years later, released in one place at one time. 

In the late ‘70s, Clifford expressed a desire to sell these masters and enlisted my help. Nothing ever came of it but some interesting facts came to light at the time. Clifford gave me the details of two enticing, unreleased sessions led by Wilbur Ware and Ed Blackwell. One of the first sessions done was a Don Cherry quartet session with Clifford, Wilbur Ware and Ed Blackwell, but Clifford told me that Don Cherry was unhappy with the results. No trace of the tapes exists today and we assume that they were eventually scrapped.





















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