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REVIEW: Jordan Rocks: Stanley Jordan at the Dakota Jazz Club

A photo collage of jazz musician Stanley Jordan and his recent album covers. No one sounds like Stanley Jordan. He famously plays with both hands on the guitar fretboard, as though he were playing piano keys. As he explains it, this “touch tapping” or “touch technique” allows him to bring the

REVIEW: The Ramsey Lewis Time Capsule (Dakota Jazz Club)

A publicity photo showing jazz master Ramsey Lewis. Ramsey Lewis comes from a different time. It was a time when musicians produced record albums. He has had something like 80 of them (that is not a misprint: 80), going back to “Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing,” over 60 years

REVIEW: Santana’s Still Rocking (Mystic Lake Casino)

Photo by Libby Fabro. In the last few years, Baby Boomers in the Twin Cities have had the chance to revisit many of the Rock and Pop gods of their youth, with the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Paul McCartney all coming through the area.  Carlos Santana, who appeared Thursday