Jazz Soul Tribute to Stevie Wonder
The Ken Arlen Orchestra (KAO) is thrilled to announce the release of their first nationally distributed CD, 'A Jazz Soul Tribute to Stevie Wonder.' KAO has infused these famous Stevie Wonder hits with new horn and vocal arrangements, drawing from the jazz and R&B traditions of bossa nova, samba, swing and soul. Widely esteemed and sought after, the Ken Arlen Orchestra has risen to the top of their craft as one of Chicago's premier live bands. Comprised of ten seasoned studio musicians and four dazzling vocalists, this recording is as richly complex and inventive as the music it honors. Michael Avery's vocal renditions, knockout solos by saxman Ken Arlen and guest artist Howard Levy (harmonica), and John Kornegay's lustrous horn arrangements highlight this musical tour de force. It's exhilarating and fulfilling, just as the original versions were, but with a unique jazz flavor. The Ken Arlen Orchestra synergistically succeeds in delivering the nature of the genius in Stevie Wonder's songs, as they communicate vibrant love and rich harmony through the music. So, turn up the volume, share it with a friend, just try to sit still...signed, sealed, delivered it's yours!
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