SCCD 31800 Jason Palmer “Wondaland – Jason Palmer plays Janelle Monáe”

Jason Palmer launched a series of homage recordings of songs composed or made famous by iconic singers of our time a couple of years ago with “Take A Little Trip” SCCD 31750 examining songs associated with Minnie Riperton, which was highly acclaimed by critics and public alike.

Palmer here on this his 5th album on the label pays tribute to the artistry of Janell Monáe, a six-time Grammy nominated American psychedelic soul and R & B singer-songwriter.

What a novel idea—refurbish songs associated with Minnie Riperton into modern jazz explorations. Fortunately, trumpeter Jason Palmer steered clear from the novelty route on this exquisite disc by mapping out a far richer path, marked by subtle interplay, elliptical phrasing and daring arrangements.”
(John Murph – DownBeat on “Take A Little Trip” SCCD 31750)

GODWIN LOUIS alto saxophone
LUKE MARANTZ Fender Rhodes
LEE FISH drums

Recorded December, 2014

1 SIR GREENDOWN (Nathaniel Irvin, Janelle Monáe) 6:41
2 NEON VALLEY STREET (Richard Rogers/Hart, Nathaniel Irvin, Janelle Monáe) 9:34
3 57821 (Nathaniel Irvin, Janelle Monáe) 10:37
4 BABOPBYEYA (Nathaniel Irvin, Janelle Monáe) 8:43
5 LOOK INTO MY EYES (Janelle Monáe) 5:30
6 OH, MAKER (Janelle Monáe) 8:32
7 SAY YOU’LL GO (Janelle Monáe) 6:08
8 WONDERLAND (Nathaniel Irvin, Janelle Monáe) 8:05
Total Playing Time 63:52
Arranged by Jason Palmer

UPC/EAN 716043180028