sf jazz collective

NEW WORKS Reflecting The Moment— 

1. Lift Every Voice & Sing J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson, arranged by Warren Wolf  
2. Vicissitude Warren Wolf 
3. Throw It Away Abbey Lincoln, arranged by Kendrick Scott 
4. 8'46" Edward Simon 
5. What’s Going On Marvin Gaye, arranged by Etienne Charles 
6. The Sower Matt Brewer 
7. Ay Bendito David Sánchez 
8. Can You See Chris Potter 
9. Mutuality Chris Potter 
10. All There Inside Gretchen Parlato 
11. Already Died for Her Martin Luther McCoy

This limited edition CD, recorded during the SFJAZZ Collective’s four-night residency in October 2021 on the Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center, documents new works from the all-star ensemble, addressing racial injustices, the global pandemic, and the unprecedented political polarization and upheaval we are currently facing in our daily lives. Additionally, the album includes fresh new approaches to a selection of classic songs associated with peace, freedom, and social commentary, including Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” the classic anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and “Throw it Away” by Abbey Lincoln.

Featuring 11-tracks, this CD release contains a 24-page booklet with exclusive photos, liner notes, article by Marcus Crowder, and insight from the Collective members on their arrangements.

live recording videos

personnel (left-right)

Edward Simon . piano

Etienne Charles . trumpet

David Sánchez . tenor saxophone

Gretchen Parlato . vocals

Chris Potter . musical director,
   tenor & soprano saxophones

Kendrick Scott . drums

Matt Brewer . bass

Warren Wolf . vibraphone

Martin Luther McCoy . vocals/guitar