Thursday, February 26, 2015

SFJAZZ Collective's Obed Calvaire: Notes on Joe Henderson's "Fire"

Obed Calvaire

“I was a bit late in making my decision for a Henderson arrangement, so needless to say, the band picked most of the hits. This was a blessing in disguise. I stumbled on a killing Joe Henderson album titled The Elements. If you are not yet familiar with this album, pick it up! Joe’s writing simulates the elements – earth, air, water, and fire. The late, great Charlie Haden plays this funky bass line while Alice Coltrane floats around between the piano and harp. I tried not to stray away from the funky bass line while adding my own twist to the song. Hope you enjoy it!”

— Obed Calvaire, album notes from SFJAZZ Collective's new album The Music of Joe Henderson and New Compositions

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