Review by J Hunter
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
I didn’t just see SFJAZZ Collective’s 2011 release “Music of Stevie Wonder and Original Compositions” as one of the best discs of last year; I also saw it as the gelling of the most experimental collection of musicians ever to fly SFJAZZ’s flag. That was the main reason why I was so psyched about the Collective bringing the Wonder tribute to The Egg… and why my heart started sinking about three minutes into the first number.
Thankfully, the drop was only temporary.