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Stanley Jordan: Friends

Read "Friends" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Stanley Jordan comparve circa trent'anni fa sulla scena jazz come una promessa importante, apparentemente in grado di rivoluzionare il suo strumento, anche da un punto di vista tecnico (ricorderete tutti il suo tapping a due mani sulla tastiera della chitarra...). Non è andata così e dopo tanti anni il chitarrista è un po' rientrato nei ranghi e le sue soluzioni ...

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Stanley Jordan: Friends

Read "Friends" reviewed by David Rickert

Stanley Jordan's breakthrough recording, Magic Touch (Blue Note, 1985), was aptly named; the guitarist's two-handed tapping technique seemed to be achieved through sorcery rather than practice. People had used tapping before, but never to the level that Jordan did--comping and soloing at the same time, and giving the illusions of two guitarists playing at once. Those ...

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Stanley Jordan: Friends

Read "Friends" reviewed by Larry Taylor

In a successful career of over 25 years, guitarist Stanley Jordan has always displayed his versatility--equally adept at blues, straight-ahead jazz and ever inventive with classical masterpieces. His virtuosity and improvisational prowess are a given, and on Friends, he also shows his skill on piano on two numbers. Primarily, he brings in old pals from various ...