Can pop hits grow up to be jazz standards?
Skykomish offers 10 of them, recast in fresh new settings, along with a pair of original blues charts. Songs by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Gordon Lightfoot, Doobie Bros., etc. Let us know what you think below.
The all-star lineup of jazz musicians features:
Craig Buhler (clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax) – Member of HONK, Director of Stardust Big Band, toured and recorded with Ian Matthews, Brian Doerksen, Andy Park, etc.
Lee Thornburg (trumpet, flugelhorn) – Tower of Power, Tonight Show Band
Dan Barrett (trombone) – Concord All-Stars, Concord recording artist, International touring artist
Brian Atkinson (vibes) – Disneyland Band, Lou Rawles, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, etc.
Karen Hammack (piano) – L.A. first-call studio player and recording artist
Jamie Findley (guitar)
Chris Conner (bass)
Paul Kreibich (drums) – Ray Charles, Gene Harris, James Moody, Woody Herman, etc.