SFJAZZ Collective’s ‘New Works & Classics Reimagined’ featured on WBGO’s New Day, New Play May 8-12
Founded in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective has paid tribute to John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman and Stevie Wonder, among other notables. They are also steeped in self-expression, with each tribute merging with originals from the band members. Saxophonists Chris Potter and David Sanchez, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet & flugelhorn, vibraphonist & vocalist Warren Wolf, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Kendrick Scott comprise the Collective's current lineup, covering originals and merging the worlds of Billie Holiday and Earth, Wind & Fire, alongside a Donny Hathaway nugget on New Works & Classics Reimagined.
From Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, one cut from the New Works & Classics Reimagined album will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on my Daybreak show.
Preview “Perseverance” from New Works & Classics Reimagined, above.