16 Songs, 2 Hours 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A world-class jazz coalition based in the Bay Area, the SFJAZZ Collective features eight members from around the globe who’ve played and recorded together since 2004. Each season, they perform and release collections that mix their original compositions with works from established masters like Coltrane, Monk, Wayne Shorter, and Ornette Coleman, among others. On this latest collection, they explore music of the iconic Stevie Wonder, with unique takes on much-loved classics like "Sir Duke," "My Cherie Amore," "Superstition," and more. Recorded in New York City during 2011, it's a top-quality mix of familiar favorites and brand new original pieces, performed by top-flight musicians (on alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums, and vibraphone) who consistently impress with exquisite arrangements and razor-sharp chops. Don't believe the doomsday haters who think new jazz is dead; in the Collective’s skilled hands and horns, it's alive and well.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A world-class jazz coalition based in the Bay Area, the SFJAZZ Collective features eight members from around the globe who’ve played and recorded together since 2004. Each season, they perform and release collections that mix their original compositions with works from established masters like Coltrane, Monk, Wayne Shorter, and Ornette Coleman, among others. On this latest collection, they explore music of the iconic Stevie Wonder, with unique takes on much-loved classics like "Sir Duke," "My Cherie Amore," "Superstition," and more. Recorded in New York City during 2011, it's a top-quality mix of familiar favorites and brand new original pieces, performed by top-flight musicians (on alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums, and vibraphone) who consistently impress with exquisite arrangements and razor-sharp chops. Don't believe the doomsday haters who think new jazz is dead; in the Collective’s skilled hands and horns, it's alive and well.

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