Stanley Jordan at Jazz Alley
With all that said, the set I heard left me a little cold. Without question, Jordan is a monster on his instrument and is certainly capable of a great deal, but I still found something missing. At times, I felt like certain ideas just came off sloppily, and the endings of most of the tunes were disjointed and ineffective. The highlights of the evening -- on a positive note -- were his collaborations with visiting tap dancer Roxanne Butterfly, where they weaved in and out of each others' rhythms and accents to create a great set of duets, including Miles Davis' All Blues. I should alos mention that Stanley Jordan is one of the world-class, nicest and generous musicians on the scene today. If you've never had the pleasure of hearing Stanley Jordan live, I would have to say that you should get out there and try and check out a show. But, for me, myself, and I -- I'll definitely keep supporting and listening to his music, but I didn't feel like I got the best Stanley Jordan tonight.