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Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson, known as Ronny Jordan (29 November 1962, London, England - January 2014) was a guitarist at the forefront of the acid jazz movement at the end of the twentieth century. Jordan described his music as "urban jazz," a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He came to prominence after being featured on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1, which saw release in 1993. He was also one of the artists whose recordings are featured on Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool—a compilation album released in 1994 to benefit the Red Hot Organization. Following the release of 1992's The Antidote, recordings from Jordan have been a mainstay on a variety of Billboard charts

ARTICLE: TOP TEN LIST

Top Ten Jazz Tracks for Surf Music

Read "Top Ten Jazz Tracks for Surf Music" reviewed by Alan Bryson

The notion of jazz as surf music seems absurd at first blush, but it can work surprisingly well. Some time ago I learned this by happenstance while listening to an album by fusion guitarist Alex Machacek as I watched surf videos on YouTube. It was a true “ah ha" moment. Compared to the original soundtrack, Alex's ...

ARTICLE: TOP TEN LIST

Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon

Read "Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Ranking musicians is a hopelessly flawed endeavor. It's about as meaningful as having a list of the top ten best tasting foods. Taste is highly individualized, influenced by mood, familiarity, and the way in which multiple variables interact. One person's escargot is someone else's slice of Chicago style pizza. I just took a break and searched ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am

Read "Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman likes using the term consummate to describe musicians and colleagues that he's played with. While it would be difficult to speak to every notable musician that Sherman's played for and ask about their opinion about Juilliard graduate and professor, it is safe to assume that they would also describe Sherman as a consummate ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ronny Jordan, Jazz Guitarist, Dead at 51

Ronny Jordan, Jazz Guitarist, Dead at 51

The musician was a leading player in the acid jazz movement Ronny Jordan, a guitarist and leading player in the acid jazz movement of the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 51. The guitarist's death was confirmed on Facebook today (Jan. 14) after Jordan's siblings set up a page in his honor. “We appreciate that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dave Chamberlain displays guitar prowess on new album

Dave Chamberlain displays guitar prowess on new album

Mainly known for his deft skills with the double bass, Dave Chamberlain lets his guitar prowess grab the spotlight on his trio's latest album, On the Back Foot. Together with saxophonist Dave O'Higgins, they produce a collection of stellar instrumentals that define class and elegance. But for Chamberlain, it's an opportunity to renew his love for ...

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Label: Island Records
Released: 2004

At Last

Label: Island Records
Released: 2003


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