|Birth name||Clifford Laconia Jordan|
|Born||September 2, 1931|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||March 27, 1993 61) (aged|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Labels||Blue Note, New Jazz, Riverside, Jazzland, Atlantic, Vortex, Strata-East, SteepleChase, Muse, Eastworld, Bee Hive, Soul Note, Criss Cross, Mapleshade, Milestone|
Clifford Laconia Jordan (September 2, 1931 – March 27, 1993) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player. While in Chicago, he performed with Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, and some rhythm and blues groups. He moved to New York City in 1957, after which he recorded three albums for Blue Note. He recorded with Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Dorham, among others. He was part of the Charles Mingus Sextet, with Eric Dolphy, during its 1964 European tour.
Jordan toured Africa with Randy Weston, and performed in Paris while living in Belgium.In later years, he led his own groups, performed with Cedar Walton's quartet Eastern Rebellion, and led a big band.
Jordan was married to Shirley Jordan, a designer and former owner of Clothing Manufacturing Corporation in New York.He later married Sandy Jordan (née Williams), a graphic artist and Honorary Founders Board member of the Jazz Foundation of America.
Jordan died of lung cancer at the age of 61 in New York City.
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With Charles Mingus
With Mingus Dynasty
With Lee Morgan
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With Max Roach
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With Horace Silver
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Arranger, composer, saxophonist Clifford Jordan, a Chicagoan who now lives in Belgium with his wife, designer Shirley Jordan (a former owner of Clothing Manufacturing Corp., New York City), closed at the Chat Qui Peche here. He is a partner in a new record firm, Frontier Records, which records legendary musicians who have not had the proper exposure. Jordan toured Africa with Randy Weston recently...