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
Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) Blue Note Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Standards Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note US 1986 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Flying Home (Album) EMI-Manhattan Records Spain 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-04124 Stanley Jordan Tropical Storm(LP, Album, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records SPRO-04124 US 1988 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Cornucopia (Album) Blue Note US 1990 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Stolen Moments (Album) Blue Note USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Bolero (Album) Arista US 1994 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Live In New York Blue Note UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Featuring Novecento Stanley Jordan Featuring Novecento - Dreams Of Peace (Album) Nicolosi Productions Italy 2003 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
MAC 1040 Stanley Jordan State Of Nature(CD, Album) Mack Avenue MAC 1040 US 2008 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan Friends (Album) Mack Avenue 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

Singles & EPs

Stanley Jordan The Lady In My Life (Single) Blue Note 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
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 Jordan Chameleon (Single) Arista US 1994 Sell This Version
ASCD-2655 Stanley Jordan Bolero(CD, Single, Promo) Arista ASCD-2655 US 1994 Sell This Version

Compilations

4BT 85130 Stanley Jordan Standards Volume i(Cass, Comp) Blue Note 4BT 85130 US 1985 Sell This Version
Stanley 1 Stanley Jordan Special Promotional Sample(CD, Comp, Promo) Blue Note Stanley 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Stanley Jordan The Best Of Stanley Jordan (Comp) Blue Note US 1995 Sell This Version

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