Clifford Jordan Quartet ‎– Glass Bead Games

Strata-East ‎– SES-19737/8
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


A1 Powerful Paul Robeson 5:40
A2 The Glass Bead Games 3:50
A3 Prayer To The People 4:10
A4 Cal Massey 2:40
B1 John Coltrane 6:45
B2 Eddie Harris 4:23
B3 Biskit 5:30
C1 Shoulders 5:18
C2 Bridgework 4:46
C3 Maimoun 5:37
D1 Alias Buster Henry 8:18
D2 One For Amos 7:48

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Quartet I: C.Jordan, S.Cowell, B.Higgins, B.Lee
Quartet II: C.Jordan, S.Jones, C.Walton, B.Higgins

Recorded on Stormy Monday, October 29, 1973
Recorded at Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY
Mastered at Generation Sound Studio, NYC

Fifth part of the Strata-East Dolphy Series

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BOM24104, SES 19737/8 Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Bomba Records (4), Strata-East BOM24104, SES 19737/8 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
SES-19737/8 Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games(2xLP, Album, RE) Strata-East SES-19737/8 US Unknown Sell This Version
HS2006-1 Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games(CD, Album, RE) Harvest Song Records HS2006-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
SECD 9021, 660-51-023 Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games 2(CD, Album, RE) Strata-East, Bellaphon SECD 9021, 660-51-023 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
JC-7503 Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games(LP, Album) Strata-East JC-7503 Japan 1974 Sell This Version


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January 19, 2016
edited 9 months ago

I also think this this one of the best on the Strata East Label but don't be fooled their are plenty of other good albums/tracks to be had. I have so many its ridiculous at one stage i would buy anything on Strata East that sounded remotely good because i was finding gems on nearly all their albums, but this is a good place to start.
Also the track "John Coltrane" has many interpretations at least 7 versions. The Billy Higgins is probably the worst.


October 28, 2015

This is the best album on the label in my opinion - Cliff kills it. A complete jazz album that captivates you from start to finish. I paid an arm and a leg for this but am glad to have it on wax.