Tales of Wonder - A Jazz Celebration of Stevie Various Artists

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  • 1Send One Your Love04:17
  • 2My Cherie Amour04:05
  • 3Superwoman04:07
  • 4You And I04:15
  • 5You Haven't Done Nothin'04:52
  • 6The Secret Life Of Plants05:04
  • 7All In Love Is Fair05:40
  • 8Visions03:44
  • Total Runtime36:04

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How can we at Posi-Tone show our sincere appreciation and affection for one of the world's greatest songwriters? What kind of special 70th birthday surprise can we give someone who has already received almost every accolade and award imaginable? Maybe we could accomplish both of these objectives simultaneously by honoring him with the release of a special compilation of his music! “Tales of Wonder” is a collection of instrumental jazz interpretations of some of his most popular compositions lovingly performed by a wide variety of artists from our talented roster.

"The album also includes Farnell Newton's soulful treatment of "All in Love is Fair" with Newton's melodic trumpet supported by Brian Charette's gospel-inspired organ and Rudy Royston's strong foundation on drums.

Much of Wonder's music also has an atmospheric quality, which is also represented here. Diego Rivera's "The Secret Life of Plants" creates a beautifully haunting take on this classic. Out To Dinner's "Visions" also highlights some of the more ethereal aspects of Wonder's music with excellent performances by Behn Gillece and Boris Kozlov.

With Tales of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration of Stevie, Posi-Tone gives this musical legend a very thoughtful and fitting birthday present. It's an excellent compilation featuring some of the most talented jazz musicians around." (AllAboutJazz)

Works For Me:
Jon Davis, piano
Theo Hill, piano
Idle Hands:
Jared Gold, organ, Hammond B3
Diego Rivera, saxophone
Farnell Newton, trumpet
Additional musicians:
Alexa Tarantino, alto saxophone
Tony Davis, guitar
Caili O'Doherty, piano
Adi Meyerson, bass
Joe Strasser, drums
Ugonna Okegwo, bass
Jochen Rueckert, drums
Rashaan Carter, electric bass
Mark Whitfield Jr., drums
Will Bernard, guitar
Behn Gillece, vibraphone
Sam Dillon, tenor saxophone

A compilation dedicated to funk and pre – zouk period, which has never been documented before. It is compilated by specialists of the genre: Julien Achard (Digger's Digest) and Nicolas SKLIRIS (ex-Superfly Records).

After the success of Kouté Jazz, Heavenly Sweetness comes back with a dancefloor but not jazz compilation, enough to move your feet at through the whole summer ! 13 disco, boogie and Zouk tracks recorded in the 80’s in the West Indies.

The advantage of this selection is precisely that it reveals a broader spectrum than the zouk music style that are badly defined. Most of the tracks, were not much broadcasted even if interpreted by some big names in Caribbean music (Pierre-Edouard Decimus / Patrick St. Eloi / Eddy La Viny). They were too fast classified as Zouk. These Tracks reveal this will of singularity, this merger between traditional and other rhythms genres (funk, disco, afro-beat, Latin Brazilian ...), with the addition of new instruments such as synthesizers and drums machine in the creative process.

In many zouk’s albums, this period often included one or even several, tracks that were qualified as "proto-zouk" and "funky-zouk" or the "boogie-zouk" to emphasize the fusion of genres . But these tracks have remained unknown to the general public because only the "hits" were played on the radio, dance floors (the famous "tan" or “zouk”), clubs and bus.

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