Duke Jordan – Flight To Jordan (Full Album)

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Flight to Jordan is an album by American pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: 
Duke Jordan, who played regularly with the Charlie Parker Quintet in 1947, was long known as a superior bebop pianist whose style was touched by the genius of Bud Powell’s innovations. This quintet album, also featuring trumpeter Dizzy Reece and the young tenor Stanley Turrentine, gave Jordan an opportunity to record six of his originals and, although none became as well-known as his “Jordu,” the music has plenty of strong melodies and variety. This is one of Duke Jordan’s better recordings and is quite enjoyable (http://www.allmusic.com/album/flight-to-jordan-mw0000578211).

Track listing:
All compositions by Duke Jordan except as indicated

Flight to Jordan” – 5:32
Star Brite” – 7:49
Squawkin‘” – 5:00
Deacon Joe” – 8:43
Split Quick” – 5:11
Si-Joya” – 6:46
Diamond Stud” – 5:04 Bonus track on CD reissue
I Should Care” (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 3:49 Bonus track on CD reissue

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 4, 1960.

Personnel:
Duke Jordan – piano
Dizzy Reece – trumpet
Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
Reggie Workman – bass
Art Taylor – drums

Released – 1960
Recorded – August 4, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length – 48:01
Label – Blue Note
BLP 4046
Producer – Alfred Lion

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