Stanley Jordan is a truly remarkable artist. His "hammering" technique,(tapping the fretboard to produce lead lines, chords and bass simultaneously) has put him into a category unlike any other jazz guitarist. His style has been praised, and dismissed by some as a novelty, however "Stolen Moments" is a testament to his genius. Recorded in 1990 at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan and originally released on the Japanese sister label of Blue Note, Somethin'Else Records(2nd of two live releases on Blue Note)Stanley, along with bassist Charnett Moffett, and the talented drummer Kenwood Dennard brings the enthusiastic Japanese audience to their feet. This album is notable for several reasons: it's diverse range of styles ranging from hard rock to straight ahead jazz, and Stanley simultaneously plays two guitars!(one being hooked to a synth) "Stairway To Heaven" the Led Zepplin classic, opens the disc, and it starts at a low simmer to a boiling heat as Stanley opens with the synth driven guitar, and then proceeds to a hot rocking distorted guitar solo which goes into blistering doubletime courtesy of Kenwood Dennard. "Impressions" is next, the John Coltrane tune. The tune is way up in tempo, and features huge crowd pleasing solos by all three men, in a version much hotter than the one performed w/ Moffett, the late Kenny Kirkland, and "Tain" Watts, on Stanley's most recent release "Live in NY"(which I also reviewed) "Return Expedition" the one original by Jordan on this set, is over 15 minutes, and a awesome rock influenced tune. It starts w/ a long solo by Charnett who has great technical prowess, as well as technological. He has a feedback/reverb/delay attachment on his acoustic. Stanley follows suit stating the interesting theme, simultaneously playing two guitars, then a solo, then finally giving way to Dennard for a spectacular solo. Stanley comes back in with a great distorted guitar solo before taking the tune out. Other highlights include a solo "Over The Rainbow", and a very funky version of "Lady in My Life". This album is excellent, but there is a down point. Compared to "Live in NY" the version of "Autumn Leaves" on this album is weaker compared to the other performances, and "Stairway To Heaven" is so strong, that it should have been the album's finale.(some listeners may want to program this track into their CD player at the end) This is a great example of Stanley, and is equally on par with "Live in NY". Pick this one up, before Blue Note as they do with much of their early nineties catalog decides to delete it.