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. He moved to New York City in 1957, after which he recorded three albums for Blue Note. He also 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 Founding Board member of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Jordan died of lung cancer at the age of 61.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Cliff Craft Clifford Jordan 1
1958 Cliff Jordan Clifford Jordan 1
1960 John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan and Bobby Timmons John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan and Bobby Timmons 2
1961 A Story Tale Clifford Jordan 1
1961 Starting Time Clifford Jordan 1
1965 These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly Clifford Jordan 1
1972 In the World Clifford Jordan 1
1975 Firm Roots Clifford Jordan and the Magic Triangle 1
1975 Night of the Mark VII Clifford Jordan Quartet 1
1976 The Highest Mountain Clifford Jordan and the Magic Triangle 1
1978 Inward Fire Clifford Jordan 1
1980 The Adventurer Clifford Jordan 1
1986 Royal Ballads Clifford Jordan 1
1990 Play What You Feel Clifford Jordan Big Band 1
1998 Reggae Au Go Jazz Roy Burrowes / Clifford Jordan / Charles Davis 1
2003 Blowing in From Chicago Cliff Jordan & John Gilmore 4
2006 Bearcat Clifford Jordan 1
2007 Spellbound Clifford Jordan 1
Glass Bead Games Clifford Jordan 1
Masters From Different Worlds Clifford Jordan and Ran Blake featuring Julian Priester 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Mellow Side of Clifford Jordan Clifford Jordan 1
2013 The Complete Strata-East Sessions Clifford Jordan 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Down Through the Years: Live at Condon's New York The Clifford Jordan Big Band 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Four Play Clifford Jordan, Richard Davis, James Williams, Ronnie Burrage 1

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