We were very sad to learn of the death last month of Dr Paul Jordan. Paul was a long time Moondog friend and collaborator and was the man responsible for taking Moondog to Germany in 1974.
We had the pleasure of filming with Paul in New Haven and New York and he was a kind, knowledgeable and very amusing man who remained one of Moondog's great champions.
Paul was the organist and music director at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, and then a professor of music at Binghamton University, (SUNY) New York for 20 years, where he taught organ, harpsichord, recorder and conducted the University Orchestra. He performed internationally and was an outstanding musician with vast knowledge beyond music, including subjects such as philosophy, history, literature, and politics.
He is survived by his wife, Xilin Jordan, son, Libai, and brother, Don F. Jordan. Paul Jordan will be laid to rest in the family grave in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.