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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 2

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Stevie Wonder has often infused his performances with compelling renditions of jazz standards like Miles' "All Blues" or Coltrane's "Giant Steps." In return, countless jazz musicians have looked into his Songbook for compositions that would provide them with a fertile ground for their own explorations.

In the second part of our "Stevie @70" special we cherry-picked tributes to his genius by the likes of Ran Blake, Cassandra Wilson, Gene Harris, Jamie Saft and many more, and a great guest appearance by Stevie Wonder on Herbie Hancock's 70s funk jazz voyage Man-Child. For the first part of this show click here.

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Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Gene Harris "As" Capitol Rare (Funky Notes from the West Coast) (Blue Note) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:49
  • Hank Crawford "You've Got It Bad Girl" Wildflower (Epic) 8:32
  • Herbie Hancock "Steppin' in It" Man-Child (Columbia) 18:03
  • Host talks 26:39
  • Dave Pietro "Contusion" Standard Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder (A-Records) 27:38
  • Cassandra Wilson "It's Magic" Silver Pony (Blue Note) 33:38
  • Ran Blake "You and I" Indian Winter (Soul Note) 38:06
  • Host talks 42:04
  • Rune Gustaffson "Creepin'" Plays Stevie Wonder (Sonet) 43:18
  • Lou Rawls "Evil" A Man of Value (MGM) 47:02
  • Jamie Saft "Overjoyed" Solo a Genova (RareNoiseRecords) 51:37
  • Host talks 56:06
  • Gato Barbieri "Ngiculela -Es una Historia -I Am Singing" Ruby Ruby (A&M) 57:04
  • Laika "Moon Blue" Nebula (Verve) 1:02:46
  • Host talks 1:08:05
  • Joe Farrell "Too High" Penny Arcade (CTI) 1:11:08
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