January 27, 1995 |
There's no one quite like Stanley Jordan. He plays the guitar with the multiple moves of a two-handed pianist, in a style that essentially transforms it into a new instrument. Yet, for all his ingenuity and innovation, the 45-year-old artist, with his one-man performance and his shy, almost introverted manner, doesn't seem a likely candidate for the colorfully outgoing stage of the House of Blues. But think again.
September 17, 1991 |
One's a mature country gentleman with several guitars named after him and a laid-back style that mixes equal parts jazz and country. The other's a high-tech kid, a product of the computer age whose playing blends esoteric theory and seemingly impossible techniques. About the only thing Chet Atkins and Stanley Jordan have in common is that they both play guitar, and play it well. But that bond is enough for Atkins, 67, and Jordan, 32, to be members of a mutual admiration society.
May 24, 1991 |
G enius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles, but it has been applied rightfully to Stanley Jordan, the guitar virtuoso whose first televised concert will be aired at 7 tonight on the Bravo cable channel. "Stanley Jordan" was taped during his appearance last year at the Theatre St. Denis during the Montreal Jazz Festival. (It will be repeated at 12:30 a.m.
August 20, 1990 |
Larry Carlton is back and looking good. More than two years after he was shot in the neck by an unknown gunman, the guitarist shows no signs of the trauma he suffered in his voice and left arm. Any questions to the contrary were quickly dispatched at his Universal Amphitheatre concert Saturday night when Carlton opened his set with a whimsical, hard-swinging vocal on "Crazy Momma."
March 13, 1989 |
Guitarist Stanley Jordan created a sensation a few years back when he introduced the two-handed tap technique that creates the sound of two or even three guitars played simultaneously. Fears generated by the pop overtones of his latest album, "Flying Home," were allayed Friday at the Coach House, as Jordan dazzled a capacity house with his sleight-of-hand and his rhythmic finesse. Jordan, who brought in Yossi Fine on bass and Cody Moffett on drums, is still his own best accompanist.
November 27, 1988 |
"FLYING HOME." Stanley Jordan. EMI-Manhattan E1 48682. What happens to a dream defaulted? Does it dry up, like a rhythm in the sun? Or does it expire? Four years ago Stanley Jordan was the talk of the jazz world--a 25-year-old Princeton graduate whose revolutionary guitar style enabled him to become a virtual one-man ensemble. By tapping both hands on the fingerboard simultaneously, he performed independent or interrelated parts.