More Than Words Can Say

More Than Words Can Say is Stevie’s most richly orchestrated CD. With arrangements by Gary William Friedman, More Than Words Can Say explores classic jazz standards, songs from the 50’s and 70’s and original material with innovative and haunting approaches. Stevie is backed by a string orchestra on several selections and by some of today’s hottest jazz musicians led by pianists Martin Bejerano and Kris Davis. All About Jazz praised it as “a musical performance of the highest caliber”, and Stevie’s cover of Kenny Loggin’s “This Is It” became a ‘hot pick’ at smoothjazz.com and charted on RadioWave’s Smooth Jazz charts. The CD landed on top ten lists and received nominations for awards in the cabaret world, and crossed over to Oldies and R&B radio stations with Stevie’s cover of the Platters’ hit “Only You”.

track list

  1. Only You
  2. Yesterdays
  3. If Ever I Would Leave You
  4. This Is It
  5. Lovingly
  6. By Myself
  7. Firefly
  8. Day by Day
  9. “Murder”, He Says
  10. Evening Song
  11. Desafinado
  12. More Than Words Can Say

personnel

Gary William Friedman and Tim Peierls, producers

Gary William Friedman, arrangements and orchestrations
Martin Bejerano, piano
Kris Davis, piano
Hans Glawischnig, bass
Rob Jost, bass
Einar Scheving, drums
Jeff Davis, drums
Sean Harkness, guitar
Ole Mathisen, tenor sax
Lauren Riley, cello and String Orchestra

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