Ronny Jordan, a guitarist and leading player in the acid jazz movement of the '80s and '90s, has died. He was born in London on 29 November 1962.
He was to prominence due to his standing in a subset of jazz known as acid jazz, which blends its parent genre with elements of soul, disco, hip-hop and funk — though Jordan called his contributions "urban jazz."
The musician's career took off with 1992 solo album "The Antidote," as well as a spot on 1993's "Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1,"
Later in his career, Jordan's claim to fame was his 1993 song "The Jackal," which was lip-synched by actress Allison Janney on the "Six Meetings Before Lunch" episode of "The West Wing" in 2000.
(Bron: Kevin Rutherford, Billboard)