SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis and Sly & The Family Stone
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SFJAZZ Collective
50th Anniversary of 'Stand!' & 'In A Silent Way'

SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis and Sly & The Family Stone

OCT 30–NOV 3 | SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE

Oct 31 - Nov 03, 2019
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

An all-star ensemble comprising the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the Collective assembles each year to create fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each member of the band. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form. This year the Collective celebrates the 50th Anniversary of two of the essential albums in popular music, Sly and Family Stone’s Stand! and Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way, featuring new members vocalist Martin Luther McCoy and guitarist Adam Rogers.

WITH SUPPORT FROM

Osher Foundation

Rogers is best known for his work with Chris Potter, David Binney, and Randy Brecker in addition to his work as a bandleader, and McCoy is a masterful soul singer known for his work with The Roots and his memorable performance in director Julie Taymor’s Beatles-inspired film Across The Universe. Released respectively in May and July 1969 by a pair of artists connected by mutual respect, inspiration, and a commitment to artistic exploration, Stand! and In a Silent Way were beacons of hope and new possibilities during a turbulent time in American history. Sly’s classics “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People” and “Sing a Simple Song” have become timeless expressions of joy and positivity, while Davis’ evocative work on In a Silent Way pushed jazz into bold new directions influenced by pop, R&B, and funk.

SFJAZZ Honors Miles, Stone Milestones (Theater Times)

Sly and the Family Stone meets Miles Davis at the SFJAZZ Collective show (East Bay Times)

SFJAZZ Collective salutes two influential albums (ArtsPreview)

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The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going.

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The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going.

DownBeat

Personnel

David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Etienne Charles trumpet
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Adam Rogers guitar
Edward Simon piano
Matt Brewer bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Martin Luther McCoy vocals

The living contemporary definition of great art.

Rolling Stone on 'In a Silent Way'

Personnel

David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Etienne Charles trumpet
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Adam Rogers guitar
Edward Simon piano
Matt Brewer bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Martin Luther McCoy vocals

The living contemporary definition of great art.

Rolling Stone on 'In a Silent Way'

Watch & Listen

SFJAZZ Collective

Waters of March (Jobim)

Miles Davis

In a Silent Way (Edit)

Sly and the Family Stone

I Want to Take You Higher

SFJAZZ Collective

Waters of March (Jobim)

Miles Davis

In a Silent Way (Edit)

Sly and the Family Stone

I Want to Take You Higher