Clifford Jordan The Highest Mountain
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- by Clifford Jordan ~ Firm Roots ~ $17.43
- by Geri Allen ~ Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations ~ $15.08
- Released: June 28, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Steeplechase
Down Beat - 8/92, p.484 Stars - Very Good - "..has the feel of ongoing evolution...the empathetic warmth and unfailing good taste of all four players is consistently rewarding.."
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Personnel: Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone, flute); Cedar Walton (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
Tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan teams up with pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins for this excellent modern hard bop set which has been reissued on CD by Muse. Of the five compositions (which include an original apiece by Jordan, Walton, Jones and Bill Lee), only Thelonious Monk's "Blue Monk" and Jordan's title cut had much life beyond this set but the music is consistently memorable, including Walton's "Midnight Waltz." All of the musicians play up-to-par and Clifford Jordan (who was continually underrated throughout his life) is immediately recognizable as usual. ~ Scott Yanow
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