Quittin' Time

Clifford Jordan Quintet

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Music Analysis

Recorded by CLIFFORD JORDAN
on STARTING TIME
Fantasy (Jazzland): OJC-147 (LP)
Recorded June 14 & 15, 1961

Another tenor saxophone legend, CLIFFORD JORDAN wrote for all sizes of ensembles. The quintets available here are from one of his early dates as a leader. He had already recorded with Paul Chambers as well as on Horace Silver and J.J. Johnson dates. He would later work with Dorham, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and many others.

QUITTIN' TIME by CLIFFORD JORDAN
Uptempo swing


QUINTET INSTRUMENTATION

1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar

FULL SCORE

Quittin' Time (with 10-measure A sections) is fun to play, with interplay between the horns and rhythm section as well as some independent moving lines for the second part.

SOLOS: The solo changes use II-Vs in a very unconventional way. They are playable by any soloist with some familiarity with the jazz language, but require some attention in order to master the unusual way that these ordinary harmonic materials are organized.

difficulty level
arr: medium
solos: medium

OTHER RECORDINGS

Clifford Jordan "Repetition" Soul Note 121084
Willie Williams "Spirit Willie" Enja 7045


Jordan, Clifford

CLIFFORD JORDAN (1931-1993). A product of the Chicago jazz scene where his DuSable High School classmates included Johnny Griffin, John Gilmore and Richard Davis, Clifford played tenor sax with Max Roach and Sonny Stitt before moving to New York in 1957. From then on, he was in constant demand, playing with Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, James Brown and J.J. Johnson. He led both small ensembles and big bands and played with Cedar Walton's trio. During the 1980s he recorded with such artists as Art Farmer, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones, and Tommy Flanagan. In all, Clifford performed on over 100 albums, 35 as a leader. His composition, "The Highest Mountain," is a contemporary standard and has been recorded by Art Farmer, Cedar Walton, T.S. Monk and Native Colours.