Clifford Laconia Jordan (September 2, 1931, Chicago – March 27, 1993, Manhattan) was a jazz 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, Kenny Dorham, and Max Roach. 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.
Final piece from "Cliff Jordan" album. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on June 2, 1957.
Cliff Jordan - tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan - trumpet ; John Jenkins - alto saxophone; Ray Bryant - piano; Paul Chambers - bass; Art Taylor - drums.