This day (July 31, 1959), in Chicago, United States, is born Stanley Jordan, an American jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and pianist who played with Quincy Jones, Michal Urbaniak, and Richie Cole.
Wikipedia : This day (July 31, 1959), in Chicago, United States, is born Stanley Jordan, an American jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and pianist who played with Quincy Jones, Michal Urbaniak, and Richie Cole.
Stanley Jordan : Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.
@allmusic : His discovery in the early ’80s rightfully earned a lot of headlines in the jazz world as he came up with a new way of playing guitar. Although he was not the first to use tapping, Jordan’s extensive expertise gave him the ability to play two completely independent lines on the guitar (as if it were a keyboard) or, when he wanted,
@last.fm : He came to prominence with the release of his 1985 debut album Magic Touch, a revolutionary project that dually placed him at the forefront of re-launching legendary Blue Note Records into a contemporary entity in jazz and beyond, as well as establishing the then-twenty-something Jordan as among the most distinctive and refreshing new voices of the electric guitar.
Video : Eleanor Rigby (2009) . Return Expedition . Over The Rainbow (1992) . Autumn Leaves (1991) . What’S Goin On (1990) . Stairway to heaven . The Sound Of Silence / Eleanor Rigby (1986) .