Saturday, February 23, 2008

While his guitar gently taps

Just got back from an evening listening to this man do wild and wonderful things with a guitar - the kind of things it shouldn't be possible for mortals to do, including an adaptation of the slow movement to Mozart's Piano Concerto 21 (yes, that's Elvira Madigan) that brought tears of joy to my eyes and that old Amadeus himself would have been proud of. Adapting the Beatles and S&G and Led Zep and even Miles is one thing, but when you can pull of Mozart on a guitar you are truly God.

Now you'll excuse me while I go listen to the man play ragas Bihag, Shankara and Malkauns. Meanwhile you can check out more Jordan links courtesy TR.

1 comment:

Art said...

Stanley Jordan isn't "this man". Well, not everyone is a guitar nerd like me. Something.