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Clifford Jordan

ts, 1931-1993 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Clifford Laconia Jordan

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.

  • Tenor sax
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Sophisticated Lady on Cliff Craft by Clifford Jordan
Bo-Fill - Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering on Blowing In From Chicago by Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore
Cliff Craft on Cliff Craft by Clifford Jordan
They Say It's Wonderful - Instrumental on Mosaic by Clifford Jordan
Laconia on Cliff Craft by Clifford Jordan
Blue Lights - Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering on Blowing In From Chicago by Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore
Confirmation on Cliff Craft by Clifford Jordan
Take This Hammer on These Are My Roots: Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly by Clifford Jordan
Evil Eye - Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering on Blowing In From Chicago by Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore
Status Quo - Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering on Blowing In From Chicago by Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore

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Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East SessionsClifford Jordan2013Album
Seven Classic AlbumsClifford Jordan2013Compil.
Jazz Live Trio With GuestsJazz Live Trio With Sahib Shihab, Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan2012Album
Volume 1 - 1968/69Joe Henderson, Carmell Jones, Clifford Jordan & Erich Kleinschuster Sextett2005Album
MosaicClifford Jordan2001Compil.
Highest MountainClifford Jordan1999Compil.
Reggae Au Go JazzRoy Burrowes / Clifford Jordan / Charles Davis1998Album
The Mellow Side Of Clifford JordanClifford Jordan1997Album
Music MatadorEric Dolphy / Clifford Jordan / Prince Lasha / Sonny Simmons1997Compil.
Live At Sweet BasilArt Farmer Quintet Featuring Clifford Jordan1994Album
Masters From Different WorldsClifford Jordan, Ran Blake1994Album
Four PlayClifford Jordan, Richard Davis, James Williams, Ronnie Burrage1990Album
Blue HeadDavid "Fathead" Newman Plus Clifford Jordan1990Album
Live At Opus 1Klaus Weiss Quintet Featuring Clifford Jordan1988Album
Sling Shot!Cees Slinger / Clifford Jordan / "Philly" Joe Jones / Isla Eckinger1986Album
'The Rotterdam Session'"Philly" Joe Jones, James Long, Clifford Jordan1985Album
Dr. ChicagoClifford Jordan1985Album
RootsSlide Hampton Quintet Featuring Clifford Jordan1985Album
Hyde Park After DarkClifford Jordan, Von Freeman, Cy Touff, Norman Simmons, Victor Sproles & Wilbur Campbell1983Album
What It IsMal Waldron, Clifford Jordan, Cecil McBee, Dannie Richmond1981Album
Music Of The Masters - Past And PresentRutgers University Livingston College Jazz Ensemble With Clifford Jordan And Arrangements By Paul Jeffrey1981Album
The AdventurerClifford Jordan1980Album
Hello, Hank JonesClifford Jordan1978Album
Inward FireClifford Jordan1978Album
Remembering Me-MeClifford Jordan1977Album
A Night At Boomers, Vol. 2Cedar Walton Trio Special Guest Star Clifford Jordan1974Album
A Night At Boomers, Vol. 1Cedar Walton Trio Special Guest Star Clifford Jordan1973Album
Clifford Jordan In The WorldClifford Jordan1972Album
Soul FountainClifford Jordan1970Album
Jazz Tempo, Latin Accents!Sonny Simmons, Clifford Jordan, Prince Lasha, Bossa Três1965Album
These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordan Plays LeadbellyClifford Jordan1965Album
It Is RevealedPrince Lasha / Sonny Simmons / Clifford Jordan / Don Cherry1963Album
Starting TimeClifford Jordan1961Album
A Story TaleClifford Jordan And Sonny Red1961Album
A Story TaleClifford Jordan And Sonny Red1961Album
Jenkins, Jordan And TimmonsJohn Jenkins / Clifford Jordan / Bobby Timmons1960Album
Cliff's Edge / PrincessJohn Jenkins / Clifford Jordan / Bobby Timmons1960Single
Cliff CraftClifford Jordan1957Album
Cliff JordanClifford Jordan1957Album
Paul Chambers QuintetPaul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones1957Album
Blowing In From ChicagoClifford Jordan & John Gilmore1957Album
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