Magic Touch (album)

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Magic Touch
Studio album by
Released1985 (1985)
StudioSong Shop Studio, New York City
GenreSmooth jazz, jazz fusion
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAl Di Meola, Christine Martin
Stanley Jordan chronology
Magic Touch
Standards Volume 1

Magic Touch is the first studio album by guitarist Stanley Jordan, released in 1985 by Blue Note Records on vinyl; a CD edition was issued in 1990.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Daniel Gioffre at AllMusic gave Magic Touch 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "An instant classic, and one of the definitive moments of modern jazz guitar." He listed "Eleanor Rigby", "The Lady in My Life", "Freddie Freeloader" "'Round Midnight" and "A Child Is Born" as highlights.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stanley Jordan except where noted.

1."Eleanor Rigby" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)7:01
2."Freddie Freeloader" (Miles Davis)6:09
3."'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk)5:08
4."All the Children"5:03
5."The Lady in My Life" (Rod Temperton)6:26
6."Angel" (Jimi Hendrix)4:14
8."New Love"5:38
9."Return Expedition"8:03
10."A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones)3:35



  • James Farber – engineer
  • Kenny Florendo – assistant engineer
  • Al Di Meola – producer
  • Christine Martin – producer


  1. ^ "Jordan, Stanley biography". Blue Note Records. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. ^ a b Gioffre, Daniel. "Stanley Jordan - Magic Touch". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-08-12.

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