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Pianist Duke Jordan and his trio at their finest on Flight to Denmark. Hear the whole CD this Saturday beginning at 10pm, on The Listening Party with your host Roxane Ggane.

Upon Duke Jordan's initial visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, followed by his decision to make the move as an expatriate permanent, he was tempted to stay by playing with some extraordinary Scandinavian rhythm sections. Bassist Mads Vinding, one of many skilled Danish jazz bassists, is here on the date performing in fine style. Drummer Ed Thigpen, who left the U.S. to take up permanent residence in Europe, was an even bigger influence in making Jordan's decision a good one, and is an equally skillful musical partner on this date. Ed Thigpen you may recognize as being the drummer with the Oscar Peterson trio for many years and on dozens of his recordings.

Charlie Parker’s favourite pianist and the composer of the famous “Jordu” Duke Jordan (b. April 1, 1922 in New York) ended his five-year seclusion from the jazz scene when he was invited to play and record in Denmark in 1973. This first recording by Jordan for SteepleChase turned out to be an enormous success which brought Jordan back in the spotlight. The best seller of SteepleChase records!

 

Hear the complete Duke Jordan: Flight to Denmark on The Listening Party, this Saturday at 10pm.