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Duke Jordan

Duke Jordan

American musician
Duke Jordan
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Intro American musician
Was Musician Pianist Composer Jazz musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1 April 1922, New York City
Death 8 August 2006, Copenhagen (aged 84 years)
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Duke Jordan
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Biography

Irving Sidney "Duke" Jordan (April 1, 1922 – August 8, 2006) was an American jazz pianist.

Biography

Jordan was born in New York and raised in Brooklyn where he attended Boys High School. An imaginative and gifted pianist, Jordan was a regular member of Charlie Parker's quintet during 1947–48, which also featuring Miles Davis. He participated in Parker's Dial sessions in late 1947 that produced "Dewey Square", "Bongo Bop", "Bird of Paradise", and the ballad "Embraceable You". These performances are featured on Charlie Parker on Dial.

Jordan had a long solo career from the mid-1950s onwards, although for a period in the mid-1960s he drove a taxi in New York. After periods accompanying Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz, he performed and recorded in the trio format. His most notable composition, "Jordu", became a jazz standard when trumpeter Clifford Brown adopted it into his repertoire.

Beginning in 1978 he lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, having recorded an extensive sequence of albums for the SteepleChase label; his first record date for the company was in 1973. He was reported not to have changed his style over the course of his career. Some of his best live recordings are available on SteepleChase, or Marshmallow Records, a Japanese label.

From 1952 to 1962 he was married to the jazz singer Sheila Jordan. Their union produced a daughter, Tracey J. Jordan. He died in Valby, Copenhagen.

Discography

As leader

  • Do It Yourself Jazz Vol. 1 (Signal, 1955) (Savoy 1959)
  • Trio (Vogue 1954) (Prestige as Jordu 1955, 1970)
  • Duke Jordan (Trio and Quintet) (Signal, 1955) (Savoy 1959) (Savoy Jazz 1986 as Flight To Jordan different than Blue Note)
  • Flight to Jordan (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Charlie Parker, 1962)
  • East and West of Jazz (Charlie Parker, 1962) with Sadik Hakim
  • Brooklyn Brothers (Muse, 1973) with Cecil Payne
  • The Murray Hill Caper (Spotlite, 1973)
  • Flight to Denmark (SteepleChase, 1973 [1974])
  • Two Loves (SteepleChase, 1973 [1975])
  • Truth (SteepleChase, 1975 [1983])
  • Misty Thursday (SteepleChase, 1975 [1976])
  • Duke's Delight (SteepleChase, 1975 [1976])
  • Lover Man (SteepleChase, 1975 [1979])
  • Live in Japan (SteepleChase, 1976 [1977])
  • Osaka Concert Vol. 1 (SteepleChase, 1976 [1994])
  • Osaka Concert Vol. 2 (SteepleChase, 1976 [1994])
  • Flight to Japan (SteepleChase, 1976 [1994])
  • Flight to Norway (SteepleChase, 1976 [2003])
  • Duke's Artistry (SteepleChase, 1978)
  • The Great Session (SteepleChase, 1978 [1981])
  • Tivoli One (SteepleChase, 1978 [1985])
  • Tivoli Two (SteepleChase, 1978 [1985])
  • Wait and See (SteepleChase, 1978)
  • Solo Masterpieces Vol. 1 (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Midnight Moonlight (SteepleChase, 1979 [1981])
  • Solo Masterpieces Vol. 2 (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • No Problem (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Thinking of You (SteepleChase, 1979 [1982])
  • Change a Pace (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Art Pepper with Duke Jordan in Copenhagen 1981 (Galaxy, 1981 [1996]) with Art Pepper
  • Time on My Hands (SteepleChase, 1985 [1988])
  • As Time Goes By (SteepleChase, 1985 [1989])

As sideman

  • Art Blakey - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Fontana, 1959) - Original Soundtrack with Barney Wilen
  • Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (Prestige, 1955)
  • Barney Wilen - Barney (RCA (F) 430053)
  • Barney Wilen - Un Temoin dans la Ville (Fontana (F) 660 226-MR)
  • Barry Miles - Miles of Genius (Charlie Parker PLP 804)
  • Cecil Payne - Patterns of Jazz (Savoy, 1956)
  • Cecil Payne - Bird Gets The Worm (Muse, 1976)
  • Cecil Payne - Shaw 'Nuff (Charlie Parker PLP 506)
  • Cecil Payne - The Connection (Charlie Parker PLP 806)
  • Cecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker Music (Charlie Parker PLP 801)
  • Cecil Payne Quartet and Quintet (Signal S 1203)
  • Charles McPherson - Beautiful! (Xanadu 115)
  • Charlie Parker Complete Dial Recordings Master Takes - 18 of 39 tracks (Definitive 2CDs)
  • Clark Terry's Big-B-A-D-Band Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival (Vanguard VSD 79355)
  • Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra (Decca 27853)
  • Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (Blue Note CDP 7243 5 22019-2)
  • Doug Watkins - Watkins at Large (Transition TRLP 20)
  • Eddie Bert (Discovery DL 3024)
  • Eddie Bert Quintet (Discovery DL 3020)
  • Ernestine Anderson - It's Time for Ernestine (Metronome (Swd))
  • Gene Ammons - Blues Up and Down, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7823)
  • Gene Ammons - The Happy Blues (Prestige PRLP 7039)
  • Gene Ammons - All Star Sessions (Prestige PRLP 7050)
  • Gigi Gryce - Doin' the Gigi (Uptown, 2011)
  • Howard McGhee - The Return of Howard McGhee (Bethlehem, 1955)
  • Louis Smith - Here Comes Louis Smith (Blue Note BLP 1584)
  • Hooray for Stan Getz (Session Disc 108)
  • Joe Carroll (Charlie Parker CP 201)
  • Joe Holiday - Holiday for Jazz (Decca DL 8487)
  • Julius Watkins - Julius Watkins Sextet (Blue Note CDP 7243 4 95749-2)
  • Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1596)
  • Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1597)
  • Kenny Burrell - Swingin' (Blue Note (J) GXF 3070)
  • Oscar Pettiford - Oscar Pettiford (Bethlehem, 1954)
  • Paul Bascomb - Bad Bascomb (Delmark DL 431)
  • Rolf Ericson American All Stars (Metronome (Swd) JMLP 2-105)
  • Rolf Ericson and his American All Stars (EmArcy MG 36106)
  • Sam Most - Mostly Flute (Xanadu 133)
  • Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits (Prestige PRLP 7133)
  • Sonny Stitt - The Champ (Muse MR 5023)
  • Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass (Atlantic SD 1395)
  • Stan Getz (Queen Disc (It) Q 013)
  • Stan Getz - Duke Ellington 25th Anniversary Concert (FDC (It) 1005)
  • Stan Getz - Getz Age (Roost RLP 2258)
  • Stan Getz - Move! (Natasha Imports 4005)
  • Stan Getz - Sweetie Pie (Philology (It) W 40-2)
  • Stan Getz - The Complete Roost Recordings (Roost CDP 7243 8 59622-2)
  • Stan Getz - Stan Getz Plays (Norgran, 1952)
  • Stan Getz Quintet Live at Carnegie Hall (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1003)
  • Stan Getz Quintet Live at the Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 1 (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1014)
  • Stan Getz Quintet Live at the Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 2 (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1015)
  • Teddy Williams - Touch of the Blues c/w Dumb Woman Blues (Prestige 715)
  • That Top Tenor Technician Stan Getz (Alto AL 704)
  • The Birdlanders, Vol. 1 (Period SPL 1211)
  • The Birdlanders, Vol. 2 (Period SPL 1212)
  • The Birdlanders, Vol. 3 (Period SPL 1213)
  • The Inimitable Teddy Edwards (Xanadu 134)
  • The Return of Howard McGhee (Bethlehem BCP 42)
  • Tina Brooks - True Blue (Blue Note BLP 4041)
  • Tina Brooks - True Blue (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28975-2)
  • Various Artists - Birds Night: A Night at the Five Spot (Signal S 1204) Savoy (1958) (Savoy Jazz 2 LPs Celebration of Music of Charlie Parker)
  • Various Artists - International Jam Sessions (Xanadu 122)
  • Various Artists - Lestorian Mode (Savoy MG 12105)
  • Various Artists - The Piano Players (Xanadu 171)
  • Various Artists - Birdology vols. 1&2 (Birdology, Verve 1990 CDs)

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