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Ronny Jordan

One of the acid jazz movement's most prominent guitarists, London-born Ronny Jordan was 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 '80s 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 fruit 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, 2000's Brighter Day, and 2003's At Last. Ronny Jordan died in January 2014 at the age of 51. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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I didn't know he passed away. I first learned of this song when I moved from Louisiana to Washington, D.C. & New York-listeni n g to smooth jazz there. Chill 101.9 New York.
jazz personified, you go Ronny!!!!
Very groovy song
Very nice music riding music on the hyw off until the sun set.
This kind of music you listen to when you are with someone special. Drinking a cool drink or some wine and just enjoying each other company. Or if you are by yourself just think about that special someone in your special place. Sitting outside on your porch, sitting in the park, or just sitting and cooling it. Love this music.
ggfjdhf
I love this song
Nice
Agree cutty7713.. awesome sound..
Some people have it,and some don't. Well he's got it. RIP Young Man
This is my favorite song
RIP my man
That's what i call smooth jazz.
He put out a nice volumn of work. Another outstanding artist, who left far too soon for many of us but, alas, he was on time when the heavenly Father called him home. RIP Ronnie. Thank you for the great music.
ajeffri229
Sweet, Jazzy sounds. Love mix of instruments
Makes me move.
smooth!!!
Will be miss
Never heard such a beautiful sound. Very up lifting
My Brother from another Mother, Ronny, you rock Son!
Keep it up and forward.
One love!
Ahhh man memories with this joint back in the early 90s
Lovely....th a n k s ! !
Yes, thats what I'm talking bout!!!!
This the kind of music you make love to
Nicely done Mr. Jordan.
Ok
I remember there was a rink on the north side.....Thi s is a bad stepper's cut.....
Love Love Love this here...
janis1992
Old school Chicago Skating Southside anyone out there remember?
what a legacy you leave behind Mr.Jordan rest in peace God Bless
At last is really smooth love it I can groove on this all day
brookspamela 1 2

Love your music very relaxing.
brookspamela 1 2
Love your music very relaxing
=*~*= NICE //PLAY-ON
craigmmitche l l
Mr. Jordan, your music has been an inspiring Pillow for my head. RIP
Wow, didn't know he had passed on. After hours will always be a classic.
adeleon18
So beautiful. Wish Ronnie was still with us making more of this music. RIP.
dotbraxton0
He is soooooo talented. This is REAL music!
Nice!
Very Cool....
Something to relax or groove to after a long day/week! Grown folk's music!
Booooooooooo o
:):)
it's raining outside and a smooth ear full of jazz from Ronny Jordan
A bottle of Starbucks Mocha Coffee is even better.
I go way back with Ronnie's music. I often wondered why more people didn't pick up what Jordan was putting down? RIP brother... you left the proof behind!
Very special and unique style...I love it. Everyone join me with a salute/cup of Organo Gold Gourmet Black Coffee to one of the greatest. www.simplyma r v e l o u s c o f f e e . m y o r g a n o g o l d . c o m I love you all...Don't Ever Give Up...We're going to make it!!!!
A glass of wine is fine
Rip Ronnie....u r missedxo
Your music is alive & well!!!! RIP.....than k you for music ..are you listening to the beautiful sound you have created for us!!!!!! SWEET....,,�
His music will live on in my heart. Rest in peace my beautiful black brother.
Like dark chocolate soft,smooth and delicious!
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