“Magic Touch” is the debut album by jazz musician Stanley Jordan. Stanley Jordan is one of the most gifted jazz guitarists out there. Every song is uniquely stamped with his personality and talent.
No matter if it is a mainstream jazz standard like “Freddie Freeloader” or a cover of a Beatles hit like “Eleanor Rigby”, each song is crafted carefully to commuicate his vision with the listener.
This debut record from Stanley Jordan features the guitarist’s extraordinarily idiosyncratic tapping technique on a variety of material. His revolutionary approach to the instrument, consisting of striking the fretboard with both hands to sound notes, allows him access to musical possibilities that are simply out of the reach of other guitar players.
It is in his hands that the guitar attains a level of self-accompaniment formerly held only by the piano.
Original Issue. 1985. Blue Note BT 85101. NM*****