Take two imaginative, virtuoso jazz guitarists, blend and mix well and you have the recipe for this unique concert recorded last month at Kirkland Performance Center. Stanley Jordan is a master touch or tap-technique guitarist who has developed a world-wide enthusiastic following since he debuted on the Blue Note label in 1985. Kevin Eubanks is most widely known as the guitarist/leader of The Tonight Show Band and Jay Leno’s sidekick, but he had extensive experience as a jazz guitarist before, and has resumed his solo career since leaving The Tonight Show. Highlights from one of their relatively rare concerts together will be featured on Sunday, April 7 at 2 PM (PDT) on Jazz Northwest on 88.5, KPLU and streamed at kplu.org.
Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks both record for Mack Avenue Records and both have recent releases (“Friends” and “The Messenger”) on the label, but have not yet recorded together. They have done a handful of duo concerts and these may lead to a CD project in the future. This concert was one of a series of jazz concerts presented by The Kirkland Performance Center during its season. Upcoming are Medeski, Martin & Wood on April 17 and Grace Kelly with Tineke Postma opening on May 11. The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra also plays their next subscription concert at KPC on April 14.
Thanks to the musicians, Mack Avenue Records and the Kirkland Performance Center for allowing us to record and broadcast this concert. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and is heard each Sunday at 2 PM. A streamable podcast is available at kplu.org following the broadcast.