Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blowing In From Chicago


CLIFFORD JORDAN & JOHN GILMORE
Blowing In From Chicago

Blue Note 1549
Recorded March 3rd 1957

Side One


1. Status Quo
2. Bo-Till
3. Blue Lights

Side Two

1. Billie's Bounce
2. Evil Eye
3. Everywhere

Oh you lucky, lucky people! Yes, the daily jazz has returned for another stab, and with what a gem! This 1957 LP on the Blue Note 1500 series is unusual for many reasons, featuring as it does two tenors together. Not only that, but the Chicago school (in the case of Jordan and Gilmore) and the New York set (in the shape of a superlative rhythm section - Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Curly Russell) collide in a high energy hard bop spectacular.

It's also one of the very few (the only?) place where you'll hear John Gilmore playing it straight. This would have been recorded near the beginning of his extended tenure with Sun Ra's various groups so is a great chance to hear him just blowing, unencumbered by his bandleader's more unusual compositions.

The music is unreconstructed hard bop, often at a furious pace (see today's audio clip, 'Status Quo', for an example), very much in the style of hard bop innovators like the jazz messengers. In some respects it sounds a little dated for 1957. The sound quality isn't as good as some RVGs either, though perhaps my thin-vinyl 80s repressing is to blame for that. In any case, it's recently had a reissue on Blue Note's ever expanding RVG series, so you can decide for yourselves. See, I told you you were lucky, lucky people!

44 comments:

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contra said...

Hi there,
I'm very excited to have come across your blog, I will get right on to reading through it...but first!
Do you have any idea who performs a jazzy version of Sinatra's "My Way"? It may be recently released and I suspect fairly mainstream, not sure it's down the road of what you listen to but thought I'd give it a shot anyway.
Thanks!
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Arcturus said...

sheeut! 1st time here & you have THIS to greet with?

awesome . . .

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jason said...

are these albums up for download? If so, where are the links? Please let me know because there looks to be so much good stuff posted here!

micaus said...

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Anonymous said...

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Please, tell me how to find the links...

Good stuff you have here...

See ya'!

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Ken said...

Diggin it, brother.
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Now, where the hell can I find that Trinidad Oil Company rekkid. Unbelievable.

Ken

Craig said...

This looks fantastic...is it for download? If so, please tell me how at sunking@gmail.com

Thanks!

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Nikolaj Friis said...

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Lodo Grdzak said...

Okay, forget that last comment. I found the music. Sorry!

Lodo

Anonymous said...

Hi, in the fantastic track 'Status Quo' I think to hear the same changes of 'Bean and the Boys', a piece from Coleman Hawkins played from Bud Powell too, building on a well known standard-pattern, but what song, it's puzzling me, someone knows more perhaps ...

great, great site thanks
Jean-Baptiste

Anonymous said...

Waste my time...

taran said...

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taran

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Bruno said...

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orleyfarm said...

This is great stuff! I am a big Clifford Jordan fan and have not heard this yet. Like others, I wonder whether these albums are available for download. Please e-mail me the "secret links" others refer to--

orleyfarm@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Craig said...

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jazzfromitaly said...

Great blog,
great sound!

Blow man, blow....

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Scott said...

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PS: Would it be possible to have the URL? my mail is in the blog, thanks for sharing

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Anonymous said...

GREAT!!!!!

mrG said...

heh ... looks like you might want to consider turning off the open comments feature ;)

I loved your review, though. We were just talking about this recording the other day too. Somebody said they were thinking of this sound and I said it was maybe the Andrew Hill and he said, no, no, it was Clifford, definately Clifford, and pow, here it is.

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