Clifford Jordan records ‘Glass Bead Games’ for Strata-East (1973)

Clifford Jordan’s ‘Glass Bead Games’ is a double album recorded on October 29, 1973 and released in 1974 By Strata-East.

Track Listing : 1.Powerful Paul Robeson (Clifford Jordan) – 05:42 . 2.Glass Bead Games (Clifford Jordan) – 04:36 . 3.Prayer To The People (Clifford Jordan) – 04:16 . 4.Cal Massey (Stanley Cowell) – 02:42 . 5.John Coltrane (Bill Lee) – 06:48 . 6.Eddie Harris (Bill Lee) – 04:19 . 7.Biskit (Bill Lee) – 05:28 . 8.Shoulders (Cedar Walton) – 05:19 . 9.Bridgework (Cedar Walton) – 03:47 . 10.Maimoun (Stanley Cowell) – 05:40 . 11.Alias Buster Henry (Clifford Jordan) – 08:16 . 12.One For Amos (Clifford Jordan) – 06:47

Musicians : Clifford Jordan — Tenor Saxophone . Stanley Cowell – Piano On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 10 – 11 -12) . Cedar Walton – Piano On (2 – 3 – 8 – 9) . Bill Lee – Bass On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 10 – 11) . Sam Jones – Bass On (2 – 3 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Billy Higgins – Drums, Percussion

Production : Produced By Harvey John Brown Ron Carran – Engineer

Package : Martin Bough – Photography . Stanley Crouch – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 29, 1973 At Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, Ny.

Released In 1974 By Strata-East.

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JazzWax
All of the tracks on Glass Bead Games feature smart, cohesive interactions between the musiciansand no two songs are alike. In fact, there isn’t a single tag or cliche to be heard, which makes the album especially interesting and poetic. […]

Creative_Control @ RateYourMusic
Wow, just wow. One of my favorite Strata-East albums and one of Jordan’s best. Took me a few months to find a copy of this but I’m really glad I shelled out the money for it […]

All About Jazz
Not only does the recording bear out the acclaim bestowed upon it by tenor giant Sonny Rollins, confirming Jordan’s own mastery of the horn and establishing him as one of its unique and compelling voices, but it invites comparison with Coltrane […]

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