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Two for Stevie
FORMAT
CD

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VVJ 096CD VVJ 096CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/7/2015

Max Ionata and Dado Moroni follow up their 2013 Ellington tribute, Two for Duke, with a project dedicated to another musical icon: the legendary and incomparable Stevie Wonder (who, by no coincidence, wrote "Sir Duke" for Ellington and musicians who influenced his work). Considered one of the most prominent artists in the history of black music, Stevie Wonder built the foundation for the evolution of soul and R&B, thanks to his personal style and his fusion of pop, funk, reggae, and jazz. With jazz as their starting point, Ionata and Moroni embark on an exploration of Stevie's music, playing his most loved international hits in an innovative and distinctive style. The album retraces the stages of Stevie Wonder's formidable artistic career, from the enormous success of Songs in the Key of Life (1976) to the enchanting melodic effusiveness of Hotter Than July (1980). The crescendo of sensations and intriguing interplay between Moroni's piano and double bass and Ionata's sax deliver emotionally engaging interpretations of these everlastingly popular and memorable melodies and rhythms.