Clifford Jordan at the Tin Palace 1979

Just because it’s so much fun to put Otto’s photos from his trips to New York up on this blog together with some music from the concerts he witnessed, here is another one. On October 2, 1979, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan (1931–1993) was  playing at the Tin Palace – with two different rhythm sections.

On the first set (at least on the first set Otto recorded), Jordan was accompanied by Walter Davis on piano, Walter Booker on bass and drummer Jimmy Cobb (click on photos to enlarge):

Clifford Jordan at the Tin Palace, N.Y.C., October 2, 1979.
Photo by Otto Flückiger 

Jimmy Cobb at the Tin Palace, N.Y.C., October 2, 1979.
Photo by Otto Flückiger

Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb and Clifford Jordan at the Tin Palace,
N.Y.C., October 2, 1979. Photo by Otto Flückiger

Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb at the Tin Palace, N.Y.C.,
October 2, 1979. Photo by Otto Flückiger

Walter Davis at the Tin Palace, N.Y.C., October 2, 1979.
Photo by Otto Flückiger

Walter Booker and Clifford Jordan at the Tin Palace, N.Y.C.,
October 2, 1979. Photo by Otto Flückiger

On the second set that Otto recorded, Clifford Jordan was joined by pianist Barry Harris, bassist Arthur Harper and drummer Leroy Willams. Unfortunately there are no photos extant from this set. Possibly Otto was saving film for the first N.Y.C. Jazz Festival organized by Dizzy Reece, which was to take place a few days later (Clifford Jordan was appearing there as well). I will present Otto’s photos from that event on this blog at later date.

So now for the music. First, Clifford Jordan, Walter Davis, Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb playing “Darn That Dream”

And here are Clifford Jordan, Barry Harris, Arthur Harper and Leroy Willams playing Thelonious Monk’s “Off Minor”:

Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Clifford Jordan at the Tin Palace 1979”

  1. Tom Ferrara Says:

    Amazing music. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful music and photos.

  3. was the Tin Palace managed by Stanley Crouch?

  4. Thank you for posting this!! Is there the complete recording?
    I can share something, too…

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