Stanley Jordan, Live Performance and Interview from WKCR – Part 1 (Podcast 80)


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“Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles, but it has been applied rightfully to Stanley Jordan, the guitar virtuoso.” -Leonard Feather



It was a thrill to have one of the world’s most inventive guitarists visit us at WKCR.   Stanley Jordan, hosting the musician show, performs here live, solo, and with the good friend of NYC Radio Live, Abdoulaye Alhassane Tourre (Check podcast 49 for more Live Abdoulaye Alhassane.)

Stanley’s original style of two handed tapping, the touch technique, allows him to play the guitar with the freedom of a keyboardist.  The voices are so independent on his instrument that on record it is almost hard to believe that the music is coming from one person  (See the video below!).   A four time-Grammy nominee, Jordan’s album Magic Touch was #1 on Billboard’s jazz chart for 51 weeks, setting a new record.  He has toured in over 60 countries and now focuses much of his attention to the direct healing power of music: music therapy.


Oran Etkin Quartet: Lionel Loueke, Makane Kouyate and Joe Sanders – Podcast 14


Oran Etkin is a Grammy Nominated clarinetist and saxophone player, who has been making waves with his band Kelenia which combines his love of jazz and the music of West Africa.  Featured in this live performance is Lionel Loueke of Benin, West Africa, one of the most exciting jazz musicians today.  He’s been playing with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and coming out with amazing albums for Blue Note.

Oran Etkin and Lionel Loueke at WKCR

There is video from this session at WKCR