Cornucopia

Cornucopia

by Stanley Jordan
     
 
The first half of this CD by the remarkable guitarist Stanley Jordan is so strong that it is a pity that things decline during the latter half. Jordan is quite outstanding on "Impressions" and "Autumn Leaves," emulates B.B. King on "Still Got The Blues," interprets a thoughtful "Willow Weep For Me" and performs a dazzling tour-de-force on

Overview

The first half of this CD by the remarkable guitarist Stanley Jordan is so strong that it is a pity that things decline during the latter half. Jordan is quite outstanding on "Impressions" and "Autumn Leaves," emulates B.B. King on "Still Got The Blues," interprets a thoughtful "Willow Weep For Me" and performs a dazzling tour-de-force on the uptempo blues "Fundance"; the latter two are unaccompanied solos that sound like duets or trios. However a couple of funk pieces (including an unimaginative rendition of "What's Going On") and a New Age synthesizer selection are on a lower level. The title cut clocks in at 21:45 and, although it finds Jordan creating "impossible" technical feats on solo guitar, it meanders on indefinitely and gets boring very quickly. This is a frustrating release; get it for the good half if you see it at a budget price.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1990
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0077779235629
catalogNumber:
92356

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stanley Jordan   Primary Artist,Guitar
Kenny Kirkland   Piano
Bernard Wright   Bass,Keyboards
Kenwood Dennard   Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
Mike Flythe   Drums
Charnett Moffett   Bass
Rob Zantay   Synthesizer
Yossi Fine   Bass
Flare Funston   Drums

Technical Credits

Stanley Jordan   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kenny Kirkland   Producer
Bernard Wright   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Gene Lennon   Engineer
Marcus Miller   Arranger,Producer
Rob Zantay   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Peter Darmi   Engineer
Carol Friedman   Art Direction
Brian Lee   Engineer

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