Quittin' Time

Clifford Jordon Quintet

Item# JENS004
Score and Parts: $ 28.00
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Fantasy (Jazzland): OJC-147 (LP) / Recorded June 14 & 15, 1961

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Tempo Uptempo swing
Arrangement Difficulty medium
Solos Difficulty medium


Quintet Instrumentation
1st Part Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef 
2nd Part Tenor Sax, Trombone, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax) 
3rd Part  
4th Part  
5th Part  
6th Part  
Rhythm Section Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar 
Score full score 


Music Analysis
Another tenor saxophone legend, CLIFFORD JORDAN wrote 
for all sizes of ensembles. The quintets available here are from one 
of his early dates as a leader. He had already recorded with Paul 
Chambers as well as on Horace Silver and J.J. Johnson 
dates. He would later work with Dorham, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, 
and many others. 

Uptempo swing

1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar

Quittin' Time (with 10-measure A sections) is 
fun to play, with interplay between the horns and rhythm section as 
well as some independent moving lines for the second part.

SOLOS: The solo changes use II-Vs in a very unconventional way. 
They are playable by any soloist with some familiarity with the jazz 
language, but require some attention in order to master the unusual 
way that these ordinary harmonic materials are organized.

difficulty level
arr: medium
solos: medium

Clifford Jordan "Repetition" Soul Note 121084
Willie Williams "Spirit Willie" Enja 7045


Jordan, Clifford
CLIFFORD JORDAN (1931-1993).  A product of the Chicago jazz scene where 
his DuSable High School classmates included Johnny Griffin, John Gilmore 
and Richard Davis, Clifford played tenor sax with Max Roach and Sonny 
Stitt before moving to New York in 1957.  From then on, he was in 
constant demand, playing with Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny 
Dorham, Andrew Hill, James Brown and J.J. Johnson.  He led both small 
ensembles and big bands and played with Cedar Walton's trio.  During the 
1980s he recorded with such artists as Art Farmer, Barry Harris, Philly 
Joe Jones, and Tommy Flanagan.  In all, Clifford performed on over 100 
albums, 35 as a leader.  His composition, "The Highest Mountain," is a 
contemporary standard and has been recorded by Art Farmer, Cedar Walton, 
T.S. Monk and Native Colours.