Duke Jordan On Piano Jazz

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This episode of Piano Jazz remembers one of the great innovators of the bebop style: pianist Duke Jordan (1922 — 2006). He’s perhaps best known for his innovative work with Charlie Parker‘s legendary 1947 quintet, and he played with a number of other legends, including Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Stitt. Jordan joined host Marian McPartland in 1980 for a session including duets on “Groovin’ High” and his original “Jordu.”

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1980.


  • “I Should Care” (Stordahl, Weston, Cahn)
  • “I’ll Remember April” (Raye, DePaul, Johnston)
  • “Two Loves” (Jordan)
  • “Out Of Nowhere” (Heyman, Green)
  • “How Deep Is The Ocean” (Berlin)
  • “Jordu” (Jordan)
  • “Come Rain Or Come Shine” (Arlen, Mercer)
  • “Groovin’ High” (Gillespie, Parker)
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