Personnel: Stanley Jordan (guitar, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, shakuhachi); Dennis Collins (vocals); Robert Kahn (vocals, synthesizers,
drums, percussion, programming, shakuhachi); Robert Zantay (vocals, synthesizer); Yossi Fine (guitar, bass); Jim Papoulis (flute); Doug Zantay (clarinet, saxophone); Omar Kabir (trumpet, flugelhorn); Delmar Brown (clavinet, organ, synthesizer); Chris Toelken (clavinet); Onaje Allan Gumbs (keyboards); Kenny Davis, Anthony Jackson (bass); George Gray, Steve Ferrone (drums); Codaryl "Cody" Moffett, Mike D'Agostino (percussion); Darryl Tookes, Sharon Jerry-Collins (background vocals).
Producers: Stanley Jordan, Robert Khan, Robert Zantay, Onaje Allan Gumbs.
Engineers: Matt Murman, Joe Marciano, Mike Marciano, Pat Dillett, Brian Lee, Eddie Garcia, Robert Kahn, Paul Boothe, Michael Golub, Tom Nishioka.
Contains a sample from "Casamance au Clair de Lune" (as performed by Toure Kunda).
Nobody plays the guitar quite like Stanley Jordan. Defying categorization, Bolero is another in a line of Jordan hit releases. After perfecting his skill at playing with two hands on the guitar's fretboard and hammering or tapping the strings to produce melody, countermelody, and rhythm all at the same time, Jordan has gone on to break new musical ground with Bolero in fusing jazz, pop and classical. Besides his jazzy version of "Bolero," Jordan mixes original pieces with "Drifting" by Jimi Hendrix and the funk-pop tune "Chameleon." ~ MusD