Jordan's subsequent CDs showed off the guitarist's ability to interpret pop and funk as well as smooth jazz and swing, but none matched the sales of his sophomore effort. Then in the '90s, Jordan dropped off the radar, at one point going seven years between recordings. Following a newly kindled fascination with health and spirituality, he severed ties with his management and left New York for the Southwest, where he became interested in music therapy, enrolled in a degree program at Arizona State University and joined the American Music Therapy Association as an artist spokesperson.
Jordan's 2003 recordings, Ragas and Relaxing Music in Difficult Situations, hinted at his new sense of purpose, while the 2004 release Dreams of Peace (alongside the Italian group Novecento) returned to smooth jazz and funk. Wherever Jordan's spiritual quest takes him next, his technical skills and wide-ranging imagination still offer the tantalizing promise of interesting music-making.
Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35; call 314-421-4400 to order.