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by Duke Jordan
     
 

Duke Jordan faded somewhat unrecognized from the American jazz scene after moving to Europe for good, though by the time of this 1993 solo piano session, his career had rebounded with numerous opportunities to record for Scandinavian and Japanese record labels. Six of the 18 tracks are Jordan originals, including his well-known jazz standards "Jor-Du" and "Flight to…  See more details below

Overview

Duke Jordan faded somewhat unrecognized from the American jazz scene after moving to Europe for good, though by the time of this 1993 solo piano session, his career had rebounded with numerous opportunities to record for Scandinavian and Japanese record labels. Six of the 18 tracks are Jordan originals, including his well-known jazz standards "Jor-Du" and "Flight to Jordan," though they sound a good bit different without the presence of a rhythm section. His interpretation of "Yesterdays" conveys its bittersweet essence and sense of longing in dramatic fashion, while his abbreviated setting of "It's Only a Paper Moon" incorporates a bit of unexpected stride. It's surprising for a bop pianist to omit Dizzy Gillespie's famous introduction added to the standard "All the Things You Are," but Jordan relies on the strength of the original theme by diving headlong into it. He also finds new facets within gems by fellow jazz artists, including "Misty" and "Lush Life." While no new tracks have been added to the earlier version of this CD, previously issued as One for the Library, this is very much a valuable chapter in Duke Jordan's vast discography.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2009
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101852628
catalogNumber:
1018526
Rank:
131485

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Jordan   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Duke Jordan   Composer,Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Tom Adair   Composer

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