Duke Jordan - Flight to Jordan, SACD (AP). Another very pleasant surprise, this time by an artist I don't know if I had ever heard of before. Apparently his greatest claim to fame is being part of The Charlie Parker Quintet, so I assume I have heard him, but his name is not familiar. (To explain, while a few of the discs I picked-up in this AP Blue Note sale were individual titles I picked, like Jimmy Smith's Midnight Special, I also took advantage of a collection of 10 discs they were selling at a greater discount if bought together, this album and the Ike Quebec one included. Most of the discs were by artists I had some knowledge of, mostly as sidemen, but some like, Jordan or Quebec, little to none.) So far this is the Bopiest of what I'm still assuming is a fairly Bopy assortment. Duke Jordan is a pianist but seems to stay mostly in the background letting Dizzy Reese on Trumpet and Stanley Turrentine on Tenor Sax take most of the leads on a collection of Jordan's compositions. The tempo never gets super hot but a nice collection of ballads and mid-tempo pieces.
Van Gelder/Gray/Hoffman, etc.