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Stanley Jordan Plays "Stairway to Heaven" on Two Guitars at Once

Modern jazz master Stanley Jordan made a major splash in guitar circles back in the Eighties, in large part because of his innovative "touch" tapping technique and unusual all-fourths tuning.

One of the many highlights of his popular 1988 album, Flying Home, is his jaw-dropping instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

You can check out a live performance of the tune – shot around the same time the album was released – above (basically because we just happened to be in the mood to hear it today). 

What makes the video so special is that, at one point, Jordan plays the song on two guitars at once – treating both guitar fretboards as one big fragmented keyboard.

Flying Home happens to be jam-packed with stellar performances, including the Zeppelin tune, the title track, and "Tropical Storm."

For more about Jordan and the Stanley Jordan School of the Arts, head here. Enjoy!