Lion of Jazz Returns!
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Marlon Jordan featuring Stephanie Jordan
New Orleans Young Lion of Jazz, trumpeter Marlon Jordan returns to
national prominence, once again, with the release of his long
anticipated Classic Jazz album You Don’t Know What Love Is
on Louisiana Red Hot Records. The album features Marlon’s Miles
Davis-comes-to-New Orleans muting and his sister Stephanie Jordan on
breathtaking, silvery vocals on five (5) of the albums eight tracks.
Marlon Jordan is the youngest New Orleans Band Leader ever signed by
a major record label - only 17 when signed with Columbia Records!
You Don’t Know What Love Is also marks the first
collaboration of one America’s great Jazz families. Marlon is joined
here by patriarch Kidd Jordan, saxophonist and Southern University
Jazz Director; sister Stephanie, winner of the “Billie Holiday
Competition” for Jazz vocalist; sister Rachel, violinist with the
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; and three-album Columbia recording
artist and internationally touted flautist, brother Kent Jordan.
Marlon Jordan release of You Don’t Know What Love Is
follows years of touring and three albums with Columbia Records, and
one on Arabesque and a lengthy Brazilian odyssey. The Columbia
label included the likes of New Orleans’ Wynton, Bradford and
Delfeayo Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan
and Harry Connick, Jr. on the powerhouse Dr. George Butler Columbia
Jazz roster. Jordan’s first Columbia venture was opening for Miles
Davis in Japan. Later he starred in George Wein’s
brilliantly-conceived supergroup of “Young Lions,” which included
Roy Hargrove and Mark Whitfield, touring virtually every major Jazz
festival and outdoor shed in the U.S.
Marlon Jordan has been called “The best trumpeter of his
generation.” You can hear Jordan’s clean, boppish lines laced with
power, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the entire jazz trumpet
tradition, signed in his own unique sonic signature.