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     Ronny Jordan

Born: Nov 29, 1962 in London, England
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Acid Jazz, Urban
Instruments: Guitar

One of the acid jazz movement's most prominent guitarists, London-born Ronny Jordan is widely credited with returning the instrument to its rightful place as a major force in modern-day jazz; despite outcries from purists, few other artists of his era proved more pivotal in knocking down the long-immutable boundaries of contemporary black music. The son of a preacher, Jordan's early musical history was rooted in gospel; his first public performances were with gospel groups, but the outbreak of Brit-funk during the early 1980s led him to begin exploring other avenues of music, culminating in a fascination with jazz. A self-taught guitarist, his early influences included Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, and when hip-hop began to take off, Jordan started exploring ways to fuse jazz and rap together; the first fruits of his endeavors was the single "After Hours," a primitive foray into what would eventually become known as acid jazz. Record companies initially wanted no part of Jordan's music, but when his distinctive cover of the Miles Davis classic "So What" became a hit, it was clear something was afoot; he soon released his debut LP, 1992's Antidote, but it was rapper Guru's breakthrough 1993 album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1, on which Jordan's guitar work was prominently featured, that made acid jazz a viable proposition. He subsequently issued such albums as 1993's Quiet Revolution, 1996's Light to Dark and 2000's Brighter Day.

- Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=12549 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.ronnyjordan.com/ronny/ronnyjordan.html Personal website. News, biography, diary
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronny_Jordan About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronny_Jordan About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Ronny Jordan - 'At Last' - 2003, N2K
 Ronny Jordan - 'Light To Dark' - 1996, 4th & Broadway
 Ronny Jordan - 'Off The Record' - 2001, Blue Note
 Ronny Jordan - 'The Antidote' - 1992, 4th & Broadway
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Pieces Of A Dream - 'Acquainted With The Night' - 2001, Prospekt, Heads Up

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