Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan

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Born: 31-Jul-1959 in Chicago, IL.
Initially started playing piano aged six but having been influenced by Jimi Hendrix, he took up the guitar aged 11. Developed a two handed "Touch-Technique" which allowed him to play the strings on the fretboard of the guitar much like a keyboard with "hammer-ons" and "pull-offs". Achieved notoriety with this technique when he won the soloist competition at the Reno International Jazz Festival aged 17. Released Touch Sensitive in 1982 on Tangent Records and followed this with a series of studio albums on Blue Note; Magic Touch (1985), Standards (1986), Flying Home (1988), Cornucopia (1990).
Since the mid-1990s he has split his time between touring and his post as spokesperson with the AMTA (the American Music Therapy Association). His inability to find a musical niche has resulted in him fading from the public eye whilst his playing style has lost its novelty value and his later albums, both live and studio, have received poor reviews.
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Stanley Jordan Discography

Albums

Tangent 1001 Stanley Jordan Touch Sensitive(LP) Tangent Records, Inc. Tangent 1001 US 1982 Sell This Version
26.201 Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) Blue Note 26.201 Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version
064 24 0682 2 Stanley Jordan Standards Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note 064 24 0682 2 US 1986 Sell This Version
64 7486821 Stanley Jordan Flying Home (Album) EMI-Manhattan Records 64 7486821 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-04124 Stanley Jordan Tropical Storm(LP, Album, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records SPRO-04124 US 1988 Sell This Version
CDP 7 92356 2 Stanley Jordan Cornucopia (Album) Blue Note CDP 7 92356 2 US 1990 Sell This Version
D 125546 Stanley Jordan Stolen Moments (Album) Blue Note D 125546 USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
07822 18703 2 Stanley Jordan Bolero (Album) Arista 07822 18703 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 4 97810 2 3 Stanley Jordan Live In New York Blue Note 7243 4 97810 2 3 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
2003/09 Stanley Jordan Relaxing Music For Difficult Situations, I(CD, Album, Ltd) Manifold Music 2003/09 US 2003 Sell This Version
NIC 063 Stanley Jordan Featuring Novecento Stanley Jordan Featuring Novecento - Dreams Of Peace(CD, Album) Nicolosi Productions NIC 063 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
MAC 1040 Stanley Jordan State Of Nature(CD, Album) Mack Avenue MAC 1040 US 2008 Sell This Version
MAC 1062, MAC 1062C Stanley Jordan Friends (Album) Mack Avenue MAC 1062, MAC 1062C US 2011 Sell This Version
CR-5487 Rich Prioste Featuring Stanley Jordan, Randy Greer Rich Prioste Featuring Stanley Jordan, Randy Greer - Realized Dream - Gunn High School Jazz Reunion(2xLP, Album) Collins (3) CR-5487 US Unknown Sell This Version
913368H Stanley Jordan Standards Volume 1(LP, Album) Jazz Heritage 913368H US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

B50002 Stanley Jordan The Lady In My Life (Single) Blue Note B50002 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPRO-9434 / SPRO-9435, SPRO 9434 / SPRO 9435 Stanley Jordan Stanley Jordan(12", EP, Smplr, Promo) Blue Note, Blue Note SPRO-9434 / SPRO-9435, SPRO 9434 / SPRO 9435 US 1985 Sell This Version
BLUE 3 Stanley Jordan Eleanor Rigby(7", Single) Blue Note BLUE 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
PB50002 Stanley Jordan The Lady In My Life(7", Promo) Blue Note PB50002 US 1985 Sell This Version
SOUNDPAGE #13 Stanley Jordan Touch Of Blue(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Squ) Guitar Player Magazine SOUNDPAGE #13 UK 1985 Sell This Version
B-50149 Stanley Jordan Tropical Storm(7") EMI-Manhattan Records B-50149 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO# 04202, SPRO 04202 Stanley Jordan Street Talk(12", Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records SPRO# 04202, SPRO 04202 US 1988 Sell This Version
Stanley 1 Stanley Jordan Special Promotional Sample(CD, Single, Promo) Blue Note Stanley 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ASCD-2713 Stanley Jordan Chameleon (Single) Arista ASCD-2713 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASCD-2655 Stanley Jordan Bolero(CD, Single, Promo) Arista ASCD-2655 US 1994 Sell This Version