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Clifford Jordan QuartetGlass Bead Games

Label:Strata-East – SES-19737, Strata-East – SES-19738
Series:Dolphy Series – 5
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Post Bop, Modal

Tracklist

A1Powerful Paul Robeson
Written-ByC. Jordan*
5:40
A2The Glass Bead Games
Written-ByC. Jordan*
3:50
A3Prayer To The People
Written-ByC. Jordan*
4:10
A4Cal Massey
Written-ByS. Cowell*
2:40
B1John Coltrane
VoiceLee*, Higgins*, Jordan*
Written-ByB. Lee*, C. Lee*
6:45
B2Eddie Harris
Written-ByB. Lee*
4:23
B3Biskit
Written-ByB. Lee*
5:30
C1Shoulders
Written-ByC. Walton*
5:18
C2Bridgework
Written-ByC. Walton*
4:46
C3Maimoun
Written-ByS. Cowell*
5:37
D1Alias Buster Henry
Written-ByB. Higgins*
8:18
D2One For Amos
Written-ByS. Jones*
7:48
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Credits

Notes

Quartet I: Clifford Jordan, Stanley Cowell, Billy Higgins, Bill Lee
Quartet II: Clifford Jordan, Sam Jones, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins

Recorded on Stormy Monday, October 29, 1973.
Recorded at Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, N.Y.
Mastered at Generation Sound Studio, N.Y.C.

Fifth part of the Strata-East Dolphy Series.

Comes in a gatefold cover which is either matte cardboard OR laminated.

Title on center labels is "The Glass Bead Game". Artist name on center labels is "The Clifford Jordan Quartet".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): SES - 1973 - 7A DC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): SES - 1973 - 7B DC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): SES - 1973 - 8A DC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): SES - 1973 - 8B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Glass Bead Games (2×LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold)Strata-EastSES-19737/8US1974
New Submission
Glass Bead Games (LP, Album)Strata-EastJC-7503Japan1976
Glass Bead Games (CD, Album, Reissue)Bellaphon, Strata-East660-51-017, SECD 9020Germany1992
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Glass Bead Games 2 (CD, Album, Reissue)Bellaphon, Strata-East660-51-023, SECD 9021Europe1993
New Submission
Glass Bead Games (CD, Album, Reissue)Bomba Records (4), Strata-EastBOM528, SES 19737/8Japan1995

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Reviews

  • thorenj's avatar
    thorenj
    From the Mosaic Records site (which seems to contradict some of the artist/track listings in discogs):
    CLIFFORD JORDAN – GLASS BEAD GAMES
    QUARTET 1: Stanley Cowell, p; Bill Lee, b; Clifford Jordan, ts; Billy Higgins, d.
    Strata-East SES-1973-7/8
    Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY, October 29, 1973
    Powerful Paul Robeson
    Cal Massey –
    John Coltrane - *1
    Eddie Harris –
    Biskit –
    Maimoun –
    Alias Buster Henry –
    *1 vocals by Clifford Jordan, Bill Lee and Billy Higgins.

    QUARTET 2: Cedar Walton, p; Sam Jones, b; Clifford Jordan, ts; Billy Higgins, d.

    Strata-East SES-1973-7/8
    Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY, October 29, 1973
    The Glass Bead Games
    Prayer To The People –
    Shoulders –
    Bridgework –
    One For Amos –

    Quartet I: C.Jordan, S.Cowell, B.Higgins, B.Lee
    ( Bill Lee bass, Stanley Cowell piano, Clifford Jordan sax, Billy Higgins drums)

    Quartet II: C.Jordan, S.Jones, C.Walton, B.Higgins
    ( Sam Jones bass, Cedar Walton piano, Clifford Jordan sax, Billy Higgins drums)
    • troobs's avatar
      troobs
      thanks for pointing out the 2 versions of this. Just saw that i actually own the matte cardboard and the laminated version. Do you by any chance know which one came out first? Thanks for any hints.
      • jujuliquid's avatar
        jujuliquid
        Superfly reissue is pure class as always. more words more
        • eshi's avatar
          eshi
          2 x LP reissue is coming Jan 2019 via Superfly Records, Paris.
          • ruderoy121's avatar
            ruderoy121
            Edited 3 years ago
            I also think this one is 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. I bought this and the The Decandants of mike and Pheobe " A spirit speaks" at the same time and could not stop listening and comparing tracks like "John Coltrane" , then i tried to buy the whole Strata East catalouge
            • systemD22's avatar
              systemD22
              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.

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