Web site: http://www.stanleyjordan.com
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Stanley Jordan is one of the most distinctive guitarists from USA. Born in Chicago and raised in California. He started his classical piano lessons at age six and picked up the guitar when guitar heroes were becoming household names, like Jimi Hendrix. At the age of 15, he had the idea to bring the flexibility of piano to the guitar.
Stanley Jordan grabbed the music world by the ears when he arrived in New York in 1984. The release of his 1985 debut album “Magic Touch” placed him at the forefront of re-launching legendary Blue Note Records into a contemporary entity in jazz and beyond. The album went on the top of Billboard's jazz chart for a stunning 51 weeks !
Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special "tapping" technique on the guitar's fret board, using both hands to tap the fingerboard like a pianist. It allows him to play chords, melodies, and bass lines simultaneously. Musicians and critics alike were blown away. Never before had anyone been as innovative with the concept as Jordan. He was said to take tapping into another level. Up to now his technique has been widely adapted by guitarist all over the world.
However, frustrated with the demands of the commercial music industry, he decided to turn to a new life's bringing music to the people not just for entertainment, but also for inspiration and healing. With his studies of Music Therapy and Sonification, he recorded several independent CDs making bold step by using his music to illustrate truths about man's relationship to nature and humankind.
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