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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 4

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All good things come to an end, so here we are with the last part of our celebration of Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday in the key of jazz [check out parts one, two and three]. In this final installment tributes by Geri Allen, Stephane Belmondo and Sylvain Luc, Urbie Green, Max Ionata and Dado Moroni, Abbey Lincoln, Steve Khan, the New West Guitar with Gretchen Parlato, Joshua Redman the SFJAZZ Collective, and Grover Washington Jr.. Plus Stevie Wonder's first hit, his early collaboration with Billy Preston and a later one with Herbie Hancock.

Happy listening and long live Stevie!

Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Urbie Green with Grover Washington Jr. & David Matthews' Big Band "I Wish" Señor Blues (CTI) 0:16
  • Host talks
  • Billy Preston "It's My Pleasure" It's My Pleasure (A&M) 5:04
  • Billy Preston "Uptight" Wildest Organ in Town! (Capitol) 8:48
  • Stevie Wonder "Fingertips" The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (Motown) 11:08
  • Max Ionata, Dado Moroni "Isn't She Lovely" Two for Stevie (Via Veneto Jazz / Jandomusic) 14:03
  • Host talks 18:22
  • Joshua Redman "Make Sure You're Sure" Wish (Warner Jazz) 19:30
  • Geri Allen "That Girl" Grand River Crossings (Motown & Motor City Inspirations) (Motema) 24:50
  • Abbey Lincoln "Golden Lady" Sophisticated Abbey (Recorded Live at the Keystone Korner, 1980) (HighNote) 30:41
  • Stephane Belmondo, Sylvain Luc "Ribbon in the Sky" 2.0 (naïve) 35:18
  • Host talks 39:06
  • SFJAZZ Collective "Visions" Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York 2011 -Season 8 (SFJAZZ) 40:30
  • New West Guitar Group "Send One Your Love (feat. Gretchen Parlato)" Send One Your Love (Summit) 47:29
  • Steve Khan "Go Home" Backlog (Tone Center) 52:11
  • Host talks 59:58
  • Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin "Chan's Song (Never Said)" Round Midnight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Columbia) 1:01:40
  • Slide Hampton "All in Love is Fair" Spirit of the Horn (MCG Jazz) 1:05:51
  • Host talks 1:10:41
  • Grover Washington Jr. "I Can't Help It" Skylarkin' (Motown) 1:13:23

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