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Kevin Eubanks/Stanley Jordan: Duets

Melodic finesse? Rhythmic funk? An album likely to appeal to a cross-section of smooth and mainstream jazz tastes? You shouldn’t expect anything less from a recording that pairs guitar vets Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks. Yet for all the signature traits and sharply delineated interplay, the performances on Duets are too intricately devised, too colorfully … Read More “Kevin Eubanks/Stanley Jordan: Duets”

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Kevin Eubanks: The Messenger

Some elements of The Messenger just shouldn’t work: the too-cute grumble/ scat on “Led Boots” and the too-delicate guitar on “The Gloaming” all but beg to tank. They don’t. Instead, the sheer force of guitarist and former Tonight Show band director Kevin Eubanks’ will makes them sound fantastic. Indeed, Eubanks’ will goes a long way … Read More “Kevin Eubanks: The Messenger”

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