Jump to navigation Jump to search "Jordu" is a jazz standard written by Irving "Duke" Jordan in This song was first made popular by Clifford Brown and Max Roach , but many other jazz musicians have performed or recorded renditions of it, including Stan Getz , Chet Baker , and Charlie Byrd. It has a traditional AABA jazz form. The A section is composed of two measure patterns, the first being a non-chordal pick-up measure in which the lead player starts a phrase on the "and" of beat 1 and leads right into the second half of the two measure phrase in which the rhythm players and the lead players both hit on 1, 3, and the "and" of 4. The B section is a circle of fourths pattern built on dominant seventh chords. The ending of the song contains a vamp on the last two bars of the A section followed by an alteration of the initial pickup measure ending on a minor-major seventh chord.
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