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Clifford Jordan performing with Barry Harris in 1980. Photo: Brian McMillen

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.<ref name="allmusic" /> He moved to New York City in 1957, after which he recorded three albums for Blue Note.<ref name="allmusic" /> He also recorded with Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Dorham, among others.<ref name="allmusic" /> He was part of the Charles Mingus Sextet, with Eric Dolphy, during its 1964 European tour.<ref name="allmusic" /> Jordan toured Africa with Randy Weston, and performed in Paris while living in Belgium.<ref name="simmons_1970" /> In later years, he led his own groups, performed with Cedar Walton's quartet Eastern Rebellion,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and led a big band.<ref name="allmusic" />

Jordan was married to Shirley Jordan, a designer and former owner of Clothing Manufacturing Corporation in New York.<ref name="simmons_1970" /> 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.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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