Jazz Tribute To Stevie Wonder on SACD!
Born in Indiana and raised by music-loving parents in Santa Ana, California, Brandon Fields started playing the piano at age five, violin at eight and was enamored with the alto saxophone by ten. He began working as a freelance musician while still a teenager, and moved to the Los Angeles area in 1982 to embrace the inspiring local club and studio scene.
Brandon's debut recording The Other Side Of The Story came out in 1986 demonstrating what would become the common thread connecting his original recordings, a multifaceted take on songwriting and a high level of interaction with his talented bandmates. As a sideman, his recording credits reflect his eclectic influences, including Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Jewel, B.B. King, Everclear, Bonnie Raitt, Babyface, Toto, Luther Vandross, Luis Miguel, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford, Bobby Caldwell, Los Lobotomys, The Rippingtons, Nancy Sinatra, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, The Temptations, Buzz Feiten, Michael McDonald, Randy Newman, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, David Garfield, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah, Rob Thomas, Engelbert Humperdink, Harry Connick Jr., O.D.B, and Dave Weckl. Brandon has also been a featured player on several movie soundtracks, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Class Action, Bull Durham, 2 Days in The Valley, The Preacher's Wife, Waiting to Exhale and Dreamgirls. He received a 2002 Album of the Year Latin Grammy for Alejandro Sanz Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte and performed on Ray Charles' 2005 Grammy slamming Genius Loves Company.
In a 1990 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Brandon explained that "My roots are more R & B-oriented. I listened to a lot of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson. From them I learned how to perform, the art of nuance, how to deliver the material. There's something about the way a great singer puts across the melody that does something to me. I've been influenced more by singers, really, than saxophonists."
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
Brandon Fields, tenor, alto, soprano saxophones & Yamaha WX11,VL70M on #11
Mitchel Forman, Fender Rhodes, keyboards & piano on #11
James Harrah, electric & acoustic guitar
John Pena, electric bass
Abe Laboriel Jr., drums
1. Higher Ground
2. Bird Of Beauty
3. I Wish
4. Go Home
5. My Cherie Amour
6. Kiss Lonely Goodbye
7. I Can't Help It
8. Too High
9. Part Time Lover
10. Lookin' For Another Pure Love
11. Too Shy To Say
All songs by Stevie Wonder
Recorded and mixed by Tommy Vicari at Mad Hatter February 1-5 1997