Blowing in from Chicago

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Blowing in from Chicago
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Studio album by Cliff Jordan & John Gilmore
Released July 1957[1]
Recorded March 3, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz, Hard Bop
Length 46:15
Label Blue Note
BLP 1549
Producer Alfred Lion
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Blowing in from Chicago is an album by American jazz saxophonists Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The CD reissue added a bonus track from the same session.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album a 5 stars stating[3] "Clifford Jordan's first date as a leader actually found him sharing a heated jam session with fellow tenor John Gilmore. [...] This was one of Gilmore's few sessions outside of Sun Ra's orbit and, if anything, he slightly overshadows the cooler-toned Jordan. Recommended."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Status Quo" (John Neely) - 5:36
  2. "Bo-Till" (Cliff Jordan) - 5:56
  3. "Blue Lights" (Gigi Gryce) - 6:38
  4. "Billie's Bounce" (Charlie Parker) - 9:34
  5. "Evil Eye" (Jordan) - 5:14
  6. "Everywhere" (Horace Silver) - 5:45
  7. "Let It Stand" (Jordan, Gilmore) - 7:44 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Billboard July 15, 1957
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed December 1, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 115. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.