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The Best of Stanley Jordan

  • 1. Jumpin' Jack - (live)
    2. Eleanor Rigby
    3. Lady in My Life, The
    4. All the Children
    5. Impressions
    6. My Favorite Things
    7. Georgia on My Mind
    8. Stairway to Heaven
    9. Flying Home
    10. Still Got the Blues
    11. Over the Rainbow - (live)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 31502

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Stanley Jordan (guitar); Kenny Kirkland, Onaje Allen Gumbs (keyboards); Charnett Moffett, Larry Graham (bass); Cody Moffett, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Omar Hakim (drums); Sammy Figueroa (percussion).
    Producers include: Michael Cuscuna, Mike Berniker, Al Di Meola, Stanley Jordan, Kenny Kirkland.
    Complilation producer: Michael Cuscuna.
    Engineers include: James Farber, Mike Moran, David Baker.
    Recorded between 1984 and 1990.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Personnel: Stanley Jordan (guitar); Kenny Kirkland (piano); Onaje Allan Gumbs, Preston Glass, Bernard Wright (keyboards); Cody Moffett, J.T. Lewis, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Omar Hakim (drums); Sammy Figueroa (percussion).
    Recording information: Manhattan Center, New York, NY (09/??/1984-11/09/1990); Power Station, New York, NY (09/??/1984-11/09/1990); Songshop Studios, New York, NY (09/??/1984-11/09/1990); Town Hall, New York, NY (09/??/1984-11/09/1990); Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (09/??/1984-11/09/1990).
    Photographer: Carol Friedman.
    Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan is truly one of a kind. Influenced by the virtuosic splendor of Art Tatum, Jordan set out as a youngster to create a completely new technique for the guitar. Eventually, he worked out a system for playing his instrument that incorporated both hands in a totally new way, using his fingers like hammers on a piano. By doing this, Jordan extends the harmonic possibilities of his guitar.
    On this Blue Note best-of collection, listeners are treated to a set of 1980s/early-'90s tunes by the guitar innovator. Jordan's eclectic tastes are captured here. For example, he cleverly interprets the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." He also performs a number of jazz standards, including "Impressions" and "My Favorite Things." Jordan also displays wonderful compositional skill on the elegant ballad "All the Children," the Robert Johnson-influenced "Still Got the Blues," and others.

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