This limited edition 2-disc set documents the SFJAZZ Collective’s fresh arrangements of the work of piano genius Chick Corea and their own stimulating compositions. Recorded during the Collective’s four-night residency in March 2013, this is the first CD made on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center and marks the recorded debuts of tenor saxophonist David Sánchez and drummer Obed Calvaire with the band.
Each season, SFJAZZ produces a deluxe, limited edition CD set of live performance recordings of the SFJAZZ Collective’s repertoire for that year.
In addition to documenting the band members’ original compositions every season, each year’s CD set includes works by one of jazz’s “modern master” composers: Ornette Coleman (2004), John Coltrane (2005), Herbie Hancock (2006), Thelonious Monk (2007), Wayne Shorter (2008), McCoy Tyner (2009), Horace Silver (2010) and Stevie Wonder (2011). After the blockbuster success of the group’s take on the work of soul legend Stevie Wonder, the Collective turns their focus to the music of keyboard genius Chick Corea.
Recorded June 19-21, 2012 at New York University’s Steinhardt James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder is the definitive studio recording of the Collective’s arrangements of the music of Stevie Wonder. This release follows the Collective’s Live in New York 2011 featuring the Wonder music and original compositions, recorded at Jazz Standard in New York City.
Recorded at The Jazz Standard in New York City, across a five-night run, Live in New York 2011 · Season 8 is the definitive document of the Collective’s 2011 repertoire, including fresh arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics and original compositions by group members.
Recorded during the 2010 U.S. and European tour, Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour is the definitive document of the Collective’s 2010 repertoire, including fresh arrangements of Horace Silver classics and original compositions by group members.
The definitive record of the Collective’s 2009 tour, Live 2009: 6th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s 2009 repertoire, including the work of McCoy Tyner and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.
The definitive record of the Collective’s 2008 tour, Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s 2008 repertoire, including the work of Wayne Shorter and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.
The SFJAZZ Collective’s first DVD release captures a live performance from the Jazz à Vienne festival, recorded July 10, 2007. This nine-song set features a mix of original compositions and Thelonious Monk songs including “Epistrophy,” “San Francisco Holiday,” and much more.
The definitive record of the Collective’s 2007 tour, Live 2007: 4th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s entire 2007 repertoire, including the work of Thelonious Monk and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Asia.
The definitive record of the Collective’s 2006 tour, Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s entire 2006 repertoire, recorded on their most recent international tour. The 14 tracks on Live 2006 include a new piece by each band member plus works by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in new arrangements commissioned from Grammy-winner Gil Goldstein.
The successor to Inaugural Season Live 2004, this CD showcases the Collective’s entire 2005 repertoire, recorded in concert at prestigious concert halls across the United Status during the band's national tour. The limited edition deluxe two-CD package features captivating photographs from the 2005 tour and an original liner-notes essay by noted Coltrane scholar Lewis Porter.
In spring of 2004, SFJAZZ launched one of the year’s most exiting new jazz ensembles, the SFJAZZ Collective, featuring eight all-star musician/composers who consistently rank among the top artists today. For their inaugural season, the group’s repertoire included the debut of new works composed by each Collective member and highlighted the music of master innovator Ornette Coleman.