Taft Jordan


Mood Indigo

  • Release Date: 30 Nov 1999
  • PRCD-24230-2

1999 was the year of the Ellington Centennial, and, as such, the Maestro's music was very much in the air. It was also an ideal year in which to reissue Taft Jordan's first-rate, long-deleted tribute to the Duke, Mood Indigo. It's paired with a fine, equally rare set by the Swingville All-Stars, with Jordan on trumpet. An Ellingtonian from 1943 to '47, Jordan renders some choice material by his ex-boss. Long a first-call New York session man, he's as impressive on open horn as with a… MORE