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STANLEY JORDAN — Flying Home (1988) FLAC (image+.cue), lossless

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. Scott Yanow
Tracklist :
1    Street Talk    4:20
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Preston Glass
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Written-By – Job, Glass, Jordan

2    Tropical Storm    5:56
Drum Programming – Noel Closson
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Keyboards – Noel Closson, Preston Glass
Keyboards [Additional] – Stanley Jordan
Percussion – Steve Reid (
Percussion [Additional] – Codaryl "Cody" Moffett
Written-By – Closson, Jordan

3    When Julia Smiles    5:53
Bass, Drum Programming – Larry Graham
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Keyboards – Larry Graham, Preston Glass
Percussion – Steve Reid
Written-By – Graham, Jordan

4    Can't Sit Down    5:53
Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards – Preston Glass
Programmed By [Digital], Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Written-By – White, Bailey, Glass, Jordan

5    Stairway To Heaven    6:16
Bass – Larry Graham
Drums – Codaryl "Cody" Moffett
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Keyboards – Preston Glass
Written-By – Page, Plant

6    Brooklyn At Midnight    5:01
Cymbal, Percussion – Codaryl "Cody" Moffett
Drum Programming, Programmed By [Bass], Keyboards – Preston Glass
Guitar, Keyboards [Additional] – Stanley Jordan
Written-By – Glass, Jordan, Birch

7    The Music's Gonna Change    4:46
Bass, Guitar, Programmed By [Digital] – Stanley Jordan
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Preston Glass
Written-By – Jordan

8    The Time Is Now    5:18
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Recorded By – David Ahlert, Paul Higgins
Synthesizer – Arthur McAllister, David "Pic" Conley, Joshua Thompson
Written-By – Jordan

9    Flying Home    4:01
Edited By – Gene Lennon, Stanley Jordan
Guitar – Stanley Jordan
Mixed By – Preston Glass
Written-By – Jordan

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