Oleo

Von Freeman & Clifford Jordan

1988 Chicago Jazz Festival

A battle between Von Freeman and Clifford Jordan, captured at the 1988 “Chicago Jazz Festival.”

Personnel:

Von Freeman, tenor sax
Clifford Jordan, tenor sax
Willie Pickens, piano
Dan Shapera, bass
Robert Shy, drums

Two tenors face off with a unforgettable performance of Sonny Rollins’ 1954 composition “Oleo.”

Both men were professionally active as jazz musicians since the 1950s.