Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Stanley Jordan - Live in Montreal |
Montreal Jazz Festival
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Image Entertainment Release Date: 11/18/2003 Run time: 59 minutes Rating: Nr
Antonio Palacios | Perú | 08/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stanley guitar playing is powerful, emtional, impressive. He plays the guitar like a piano, tapping with his fingers the entire fretboard. He also can play with two guitar at the time, doing the comping and the soloing at the same time. But the concert is not only Jordan. Charnett Moffet is an unbelievable bassist: He play with soul, I enjoy see him playing and when he enters to the solo... whoa! he shows eveything he knows. Tommy Campbell at the drums is another important piece in this concert.
01. Flying home: 3/5 Stanley starts the concert ¨warming¨ with a beautiful song. He plays solo.
02. Cousin Mary: 4/5 Band joins Stanley. John Coltrane's standardt is played flawless.
03. Autumn leaves: 5/5 Incredible playing, impressive soloing.
04. All the children: 4/5 Another solo piece by Stanley.
05. One less bell to answer: 2/5 Not my favorite piece.
06. Eleanor Rigby: 5/5 The Beatle's cover. Jordan at his best.
07. Willow weep with me 3/5 Nice song.
08. What's going on: 4/5 This is a beautiful theme.
09. Lady in my life: 5/5 So emotional, the electric bass is perfect for this song.
10. Stairway to heaven: 5/5 Concert end with this Led Zepeelin cover.
Bonus: Return expedition Charnett Moffet is a killer bassist!
Highly recommended to any Jordan's fan, guitar players and jazz fans."
***WARNING: Put a cushion between your jaw & the floor!!!
Curly Q. Link | Somewhere Out There | 04/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh me, oh my, oh dear. Words fail me. But I'm gonna give it a try anyway. I know there are already four 5-star reviews below, which should be enough to convince anyone, but I feel somehow compelled to throw in my two cents... Have been a Stanley Jordan fan since "Magic Touch" came out in 1985. A fellow guitarist friend turned me on to Stanley, briefly explaining that he used a unique "two-handed tapping technique". The only thing I could imagine to compare to was the VanHalen-to-Holdsworth school of fluttering arpeggios, usually on one string at a time, but my friend assured me that this was in a jazz idiom, and something I'd never heard the likes of before. Well he was right, and I became an instant fan. What blew my mind even more was how incredibly accomplished Stanley already was on his FIRST ALBUM, and at such a YOUNG AGE! Now, 21 years later, I'm blown away more than ever, because I've never been fortunate enough to attend one of his concerts, and to be able to SEE Stanley perform is nothing short of MESMERIZING. He is an absolute musical genius, period. To whom would I recommend this video? To anyone who can see and hear, I'm not kidding! Put a cushion between the floor and your lower jaw, because it will drop quickly! You do not need to be a musician or a jazz fan to appreciate SJ's unique mastery, although it helps. He transcends everything in a world all his own. There is no one to compare him to. In this stellar show from the Montreal Jazz Festival 1990, Stanley dazzles the lily-white Canadian audience's socks off, as a soloist and a trio with the able, muscular, positively athletic support of his rhythm section. Tommy Campbell on drums lends steady support, but wisely stays out of the way as Stanley dukes it out with the mighty & terrifying Charnett Moffett on bass. Watching these two monster virtuosos jam out is the musical equivalent of King Kong vs. Godzilla! And the music is BEAUTIFUL. I'm one who has a very short-lived attention span to sit and watch any kind of movie; haven't watched broadcast TV or been to a commercial movie in over 20 years. Usually about 20-30 minutes of any kind of video is the max for me. But this, this is just RIVETING from start to finish. A MUST-SEE (& HEAR)!!!"
I Didn't Like or Understand Jazz, until...
MichelleFromPA | 02/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this DVD. My boyfriend (husband now) brought it over and said you have to see this and popped into the player. I was totally uninterested. I tried listening to jazz before, but just couldn't get into it. I was reading a magazine while the DVD was playing and then about 10 minutes into the DVD, Stanley Jordan had my full, undivided attention.
When Stanley was playing two guitars at once, it was like he was performing a magic trick. I mean how can that be physically possible? When I watched and heard Stanley play I didn't say, "wow, that guy is good," all I could say, over and over, was "holy s--t!"
He's a true artist in every sense of the word. His music is beautiful and just lures you right in, and his performance--you can't take your eyes off him. It seems like he's completely lost in his own music and oblivious to everything around him but his guitar.
I can't believe I never heard of Stanley Jordan until last year, but I'm glad I did because I didn't realize what I was missing."
Like an alien
Marc Lusthaus | 07/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've never seen Stanley Jordan play, you are in for a real treat. The guy plays like an alien (something I had never seen before). Amazing as he is, he's a very approachable, nice guy that took his time to talk to all his fans after a show I saw in NYC."