Clifford Jordan Quartet – Royal Ballads (Full Album)

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Royal Ballads is an album by American tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan’s Quartet which was recorded in late 1986 and released on the Dutch Criss Cross Jazz label.

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars, stating: “Any fan of Clifford Jordan will want to seek out this release.”

Track listing:
“Lush Life” (Billy Strayhorn) – 7:53
“Pannonica” (Thelonious Monk) – 6:55
“Royal Blues” (Clifford Jordan) – 8:19
“Little Girl Blue” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 8:18
“Armando” (Vernel Fournier) – 8:06
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 6:56
“Everything Happens to Me” (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 3:51 Bonus track on CD
“‘Round About Midnight” (Thelonious Monk) – 8:24 Bonus track on CD

Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
Kevin O’Connell – piano
Ed Howard – bass
Vernel Fournier – drums


Released: 1987
Recorded: December 23, 1986
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 58:08
Label: Criss Cross Jazz
Producer: Gerry Teekens