Glass Bead Games (180Gm Analogue)
Format: LP, Vinyl
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Clifford Jordan recorded this double album for Strata East on 29th October 1973. It is a masterpiece and features the sublime ‘John Coltrane’. There are several other wonderful tunes such as ‘Eddie Harris’, the deep ‘Cal Massey’ and the flowing ‘Biskit’. ‘Glass Bead Games’, ‘Powerful Paul Robeson’ and ‘Bridgework’ are equally strong as well. The music, whilst jazzy in a post Hard Bop manner is accessible and enjoyable. Jordan’s tenor playing is exquisite. Get whilst you can, originals are rarer than hen’s teeth and these 180g will not be about for too long and probably increase in price after the run has finished.