Happy Birthday Stanley Jordan. ‘Fret Boarder’

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.

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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.

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Stanley Jordan Top 10 :

The Lady In My Life . Freddie Freeloader . Eleanor Rigby . Stairway To Heaven . Silent Night . All The Children . Impressions . Georgia on My Mind . Song For My Father . Autumn Leaves .

Digest Tracklist :

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) .

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MORE FROM STANLEY JORDAN

[1986] Stanley Jordan is at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 6 MINUTES on RVM

[2011] Stanley Jordan will share the stage with Atanas Shishkov at Stage 51 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria >> 18 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Stanley Jordan performs at the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival in Delaware >> 17 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1985] Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer. They all take part in the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles >> 25 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2016] Stanley Jordan and his trio will hit the stage at Dillon Amphitheater in Dillon, CO >> 105 MINUTES on RVM

[2015] Stanley Jordan will play piano and guitar at Blue Note in Milan, Italy >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Stanley Jordan gives a solo concert in favour of the Music Conservatory of Westchester at the Iridium in New-York City >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2010] the Stanley Jordan’s Trio – that is Stanley Jordan (g), Zirque Bonner (b) and Kenwood Dennard (d) – performs at The Democratic Republic of Music in Beirut, Lebanon >> 18 MINUTES on RVM >>

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