World premiere of Robert Glasper, Songs in the Key of Life - the music of Stevie Wonder performed at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse 12/14/12 with the band as follows:
Robert Glasper (keyboards), Casey Benjamin (sax), Mark Colenberg (drums), Derrick Hodge (bass), Lalah Hathaway (vocals)(, Eric Roberson (vocals), Stokley (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), Mike Moreono (guitar), Yuki Hirano (synthesizer)
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.