Jan 13, 2012
I'm getting psyched already for a performance by the SF Jazz Collective at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center March 1, 2012. The all-star band - saxophonist Antonio Hart; trombonist Robin Eubanks, a two-time DownBeat “Trombonist of the Year”; trumpeter Avishai Cohen; Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris. pianist Edward Simon and two of the most in-demand sidemen on the international scene—bassist Matt Penman and Eric Harland, winner of DownBeat #1 Rising Star drummer for the last three years - will be performing an all-Stevie Wonder program.
I've done two podcasts already of jazz musicians covering Stevie tunes, so what's one more between friends? Click here to listen to Podcast 253, which includes Wonder-ful versions of Stevie's songs, including:
Ramsey Lewis - "Uptight (Everything is)"
Charles Earland - "I Was Made to Love Her"
Norman Brown - "Too High"
Najee - "All Day Sucker/Easy Going Evening"
Nnena Freelon - "Creepin’"
Danilo Perez - "Overjoyed"
Ray Barretto - "Pastime Paradise"
Hank Crawford - "Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing"
Cedar Walton - "Another Star"
FlavaEvolution - "As"
James Taylor Quartet - "Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)"
SF Jazz Collective Superstition