On Monday, SF Jazz Collective was performing at the New Morning in Paris. This year, Miguel Zenon (sax alto), Mark Turner (tenor sax), Avishaï Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibraphone and marimba), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass) and Eric Harland (drums) were playing together around the world to honor the music of Horace Silver. For me it was the 2nd time I could see this extraordinary band. And this time, I could interview Miguel Zenon, Stefon Harris and Robin Eubanks. They've told me about the "spirit of the SF Jazz Collective", "why Renée Rosnes isn't in the band anymore", "About creativity ", "where to find their records". Finally, Miguel and Stefon didn't want to tell me about the next honored composer. Robin has shared with me the secret, but I've decided not to put it on record. I just can tell you that it's a big surprise and I'm waiting for it.
Official website : http://www.sfjazz.org/SFJAZZCollective/2007/index.asp