Clifford Jordan

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Clifford Laconia Jordan (September 2, 1931, Chicago – March 27, 1993, Manhattan) was a jazz tenor saxophone player. While in Chicago, he performed with Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, and some rhythm and blues groups.[1] He moved to New York City in 1957, after which he recorded three albums for Blue Note.[1] He also recorded with Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Dorham, among others.[1] He was part of the Charles Mingus Sextet, with Eric Dolphy, during its 1964 European tour.[1] Jordan toured Africa with Randy Weston, and performed in Paris while living in Belgium.[2] In later years, he led his own groups, performed with Cedar Walton's quartet Eastern Rebellion,[3] and led a big band.[1]

Jordan was married to Shirley Jordan, a designer and former owner of Clothing Manufacturing Corporation in New York.[2] He later married Sandy Jordan (née Williams), a graphic artist and Honorary Founding Board member of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Paul Chambers

With Sonny Clark

With Richard Davis

With Eric Dolphy

With Art Farmer

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Andrew Hill

With J. J. Johnson

With Charles McPherson

With Carmen McRae

With Charles Mingus

With Lee Morgan

With Dizzy Reece

With Max Roach

With Horace Silver

With Mal Waldron

With Cedar Walton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Biography at AllMusic by Scott Yanow
  2. ^ a b Simmons, Art (April 16, 1970). "Paris Scratchpad". In Johnson, John H.. JET (Chicago: Johnson). XXXVIII (3): 33. ISSN 0021-5996. Retrieved August 3, 2010. "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..." 
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott (2010). "AllMusic". Eastern Rebellion. Rovi Corporation. 

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