• CAT # OJCCD-766-25

    1. Toy 5:05
    2. Lush Life 13:53
    3. Moon-A-Tic 4:38
    4. Spellbound 5:49
    5. Hot Water 5:02
    6. Last Night When We Were Young 3:06
    7. Au Privave 8:33

Cannonball Adderley, who produced Spellbound, brought Clifford Jordan into the Riverside/Jazzland family with this album. The alto star felt that Jordan's tenor sax had been lost in the flood of young musicians who arrived in New York in the late Fifties; and while the tenor saxophonist would remain similarly underrated for much of the next three decades, the Nineties finally brought some of the acclaim Jordan had long deserved for efforts such as this. His rhythm section here, featuring pianist Cedar Walton, was extremely tight, having worked with Jordan in J.J. Johnson's sextet; and the four attractive originals (including the modern jazz classic "Toy") are balanced by choice standards, including a distinctive waltz version of "Lush Life."

with Cedar Walton, Spanky DeBrest, Albert "Tootie" Heath

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Clifford Jordan (1931-1993) was always recognized as above all a team player. He began as a valued sideman for such distinguished leaders as… More