Warning: do not be deceived. Despite what your ears might tell you, there is only one guitarist on "Magic Touch". And there are no guitar overdubs whatsoever. This may be somewhat difficult to grasp upon first hearing since there are clearly separate and independent guitar lines on the ten cuts herein. Bill Milkowski writes, "While some guitarists (Eddie Van Halen, Adrian Belew, Frank Marino) have already toyed with two-handed hammer-on effects as a means of embellishing pyrotechnic guitar solos, no one has pursued the potential of this revolutionary approach with as much purpose and dedication as Stanley Jordan. Rather than relying on the tapping technique for mere ornamentation, he has evolved a fully-realized theory that has become the basis for his unique voice. Jordan proves on this auspicious debut that he is indeed a sensitive artist and a bold pioneer."
|05:00||All The Children||Instrumental|
|06:25||The Lady In My Life||Instrumental|
|03:33||A Child Ins Born||Instrumental|
|Wayne Brathwaite||Electric Bass ("The Lady In My Life")|
|Pete Erskine||Drums ("Freddie Freeloader")|
|Sammy Figueroa||Percussion ("Eleanor Rigby", "Return Expedition")|
|Onaje Allan Gumbs||Keyboards ("The Lady In My Life")|
|Omar Hakim||Drums ("The Lady In My Life")|
|Charnett Moffett||Acoustic Bass ("Freddie Freeloader", "Return Expedition")|
|Bugsy Moore||Percussion ("Return Expedition")|
|Al DiMeola||Cymbals ("Return Expedition"), Production|
|Christine Martin||Associate Production|
|Kenny Florendo||Engineering Assistance|
|Bill Milkowski||Liner Notes|
|Digitally recorded at Soungshop Studios, N.Y.C.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.