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Although he previously an extended career, Duke Jordan will be best known to be pianist with Charlie Parker’s classic 1947 quintet. Just a little previously, he caused the Savoy Sultans, Coleman Hawkins, as well as the Roy Eldridge big music group (1946). After his yr with Parker (his piano introductions to such tracks as “Embraceable You” had been traditional), Jordan caused the Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons quintet (1950-1951) and Stan Getz (1949 and 1952-1953). He began recording like a innovator in 1954, debuting his most well-known structure, “Jor-Du,” the next yr. Although he worked well steadily through the following few years (writing area of the soundtrack for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Jordan is at obscurity until he started recording frequently for Steeplechase in 1973. Duke Jordan, who was simply married for a while towards the talented jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan, resided in Denmark from 1978 until his loss of life on August 8, 2006. He documented over time for Prestige, Savoy, Blue Notice, Charlie Parker Information, Muse, Spotlite, and Steeplechase.

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Full Name Duke Jordan
Died August 8, 2006, Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Spouse Sheila Jordan
Children Tracey J. Jordan
Music Songs Jordu, Flight to Jordan, I Should Care, Glad I Met Pat, Si-Joya, Two Loves, Scotch Blues, Kiss of Spain, Sultry Eve, Night Train from Snekkersten, Deacon Joe, Misty Thursday, Flight to Denmark, Undecided Lady, Midnight Moonlight, Lady Dingbat, Dancer's Call, Split Quick, No Problem, Tall Grass, Change a Pace, Subway Inn, If I Did - Would You?, My Queen Is Home to Stay, Flight to Japan, Diamond Stud, Jordanish, W'utless, Jazz Vendor, Love Train, Dance in Plaid, How Deep Is the Ocean
Albums Flight to Denmark, Flight to Jordan, Two Loves, Brooklyn Brothers, Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet, Tivoli One, Flight to Japan, Change a Pace, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Duke's Artistry, Beauty of Scandinavia, Duke Jordan Trio & Quintet, Misty Thursday, The Great Session, Duke's Delight, Live in Japan, Flight to Norway, Art Pepper with Duke Jordan in Copenhagen 1981, Holiday For Jazz, Truth, Midnight Moonlight, Live in Japan, Vol. 2, As Time Goes By, Barry Miles: Miles of Genius (Remastered), Live in Japan, Vol. 1, Lover Man, Time on My Hands, Three Classic Albums Plus (Trio & Quartet / Flight to Jordan / Les Liaisons Dangereuses) [Remastered], Thinking of You, Which Way Did My Heart Go, Essential Jazz Masters, Spiders Web, Wait and See, Jazz Laboratory Series Vol. 1 & 2 (Only Music Tracks) [feat. Gigi Gryce / Oscar Pettiford / Kenny Clarke / Phil Woods] [Remastered 2016], Charlie Parker Records, Vol. 02, Two Lovers, Live at the Bass Clef, London, 1990, Trio & Quartet (Remastered), Osaka Concert, Vol. 1 (Live), In Copenhagen, Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan 1956-1962 Sessions, Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet (feat. Eddie Bert / Cecil Payne) [Remastered 2016], Blue Notes, Vol. 8, Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2, Art Farmer Gigi Gryce Quintet Complete 1954-1955 Prestige Recordings, Remastered Hits (All Tracks Remastered), No Problem
Movies Les Liaisons dangereuses, Clark Terry Quartet and the Duke Jordan Trio: Live in Copenhagen 1985

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Dresden 1999 composer: song "Big Foot"
Les liaisons dangereuses 1959 musician
Un témoin dans la ville 1959 musician: piano



The Notorious Bettie Page 2005 writer: "Jordu"
Les liaisons dangereuses 1959 writer: "No Problem", "Prelude In Blue À L' Esquinade", "No Hay Problema", "Prelude In Blue Chez Miguel"
Un témoin dans la ville 1959 performer: "Témoin Dans La Ville" - as Barney Wilen Quintet



The Best of Latin Jazz 1997 Video short
Les liaisons dangereuses 1959

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