Ronny Jordan: A pioneer of Acid Jazz, a Staple of Smooth Jazz

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AAJ: What has always impressed me with your music is that you, like Miles Davis, you are able to paint a mood with music.

RJ: Miles was always a major influence in terms of that, and the concept of "less is more." So I'm not a singer, and doing instrumental music I am trying to communicate in clear precise terms, so people can understand exactly where I'm coming from. So singing will always be the ultimate, so when Celine Dion sings, my heart will go on. Or the McCartney's' "Yesterday" or "Hey Jude" or John Lennon's "Imagine"—you understand every line.

So I'm trying to make the melody as strong as possible and memorable. Someone wrote and said he couldn't believe The Antidote is over 20 years old, because it still sounds fresh today. A fan told me the other day, "Ronny your music is timeless." I take great pride in that, and I like to think of my music as timeless.
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