Clifford Jordan – In The World (Full Album)

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In the World is an album by jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan which was recorded in 1969 and released on the Strata-East label in 1972. The album was rereleased on CD as part of The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions in 2013.

AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden:
Whether at the helm of a record date or as a sideman, Clifford Jordan was known for giving his all. These studio recordings were originally made for Strata East, a label known for its adventurous spirit. The tenor saxophonist leads two separate groups. The sextet selections include trombonist Julian Priester, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassists Wilbur Ware and Richard Davis, drummer Albert Heath, and trumpeter Don Cherry. Jordan’s pensive “Vienna” is given an extended workout, with Cherry’s somewhat abstract playing fitting in rather well. The second piece, Jordan’s “Doug’s Prelude,” is also a bit brooding, showcasing the leader, Priester, and Kelly (

Track listing:
All compositions by Clifford Jordan

“Vienna” – 17:10
“Doug’s Prelude” – 4:47
“Ouagoudougou” – 11:00
“872” – 7:14

Clifford Jordan — tenor saxophone
Don Cherry – cornet (tracks 1 & 2)
Kenny Dorham – trumpet (tracks 3 & 4)
Julian Priester – trombone
Wynton Kelly – piano
Richard Davis – cello, bass
Wilbur Ware – bass (tracks 1 & 3)
Ed Blackwell (tracks 3 & 4), Roy Haynes (tracks 3 & 4), Albert Heath (tracks 1 & 2) – drums


Released: 1972
Recorded: Spring 1969
Town Sound Studios, Englewood, NJ
Length: 40:11
Label: Strata-East
Producer: Clifford Jordan