Joe Gilman


View So Tender: Wonder Revisited, Vol. 1

National Top Ten Lists

TOP TEN 2006
Jeff Duperon
Philadelphia, PA

  1. Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Avenue Records
  2. Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Jungle Soul" Palmetto Records
  3. Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited" Capri
  4. Joe Locke/Geoff Keezer Group, "Live At The Ballard Jazz Festival" Origin
  5. Kenny Garrett, "Beyond The Wall" Nonesuch Records
  6. Stefon Harris, "African Tarantella" Blue Note
  7. Christian Scott, "Rewind That" Concord Jazz
  8. Danny Grissett, "Promise" Criss Cross Jazz
  9. The Jimmy Heath Big Band, "Turn Up" The Heath Planet Arts Recordings
  10. Steve Turre, "Keep Searchin'" High Note

View So Tender: Wonder Revisited,
Vol. 1 (2006)

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TOP TEN 2006
Jae Sinnett
Norfolk, VA

  1. Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Avenue
  2. John Patitucci, "Line By Line" Concord
  3. Yellowjackets, "Twenty Five" Heads Up
  4. Randy Brecker, "Some Skunk Funk" Telarc
  5. Mark Master's Ensemble, "Wish Me Well" Capri
  6. Phil Kelly & The Santa Ana Winds, "My Museum" Origin
  7. The Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited" Capri
    Jazz musicians have always enjoyed Stevie Wonders music. His early writing....or his girlfriends...(70's....remember she sued saying she wrote most of it?)....produced some of the most endearing pop/soul compositions we'll ever hear. Joe Gilman's arrangements reshape Wonder's music in ways I've never heard. Like the crazy 9/8 "Sir Duke." Who would have thunk it? I laughed out loud when I heard this one. Amazingly deep and the only disappointing thing for me here is that I have to wait for volume II.
  8. Jay Lawrence Trio, "Thermal Strut" OA2
  9. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, "The Phat Pack"
  10. Bill Anschell, "More To The Ear Than Meets The Eye" Origin

Dick Crockett
The Voice, 88.7FM
Sacramento, CA

Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Ave Records

David Murray/Doc Cheatham, "Mental Strain at Dawn: A Modern Portrait of Louis Armstrong"
Random Chance Records

Don Byron, "Do the Boomerang: Music of Junior Walker" Blue Note

"Ray Sings, Basie Swings: Ray Charles + Count Basie Orchestra = Genius Squared" Concord Records

The Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited" Capri Records
One of America's best jazz pianists and professor of music at American River College in Sacramento. Meaning we're so lucky to have one so prominent, here where Mark Twain made his bones, too. In retrospect, there's nothing endangered about Joe Gilman and his interpretation of Stevie Wonder's music as rich and furtive for jazz musicians as this Cd.

Larry Vuckovich, "Trio Street Scene" Tetrachord Records

Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Jungle Soul" Palmetto Records

Bill Anschell, "More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye" Origin Records

David Kikoski Group, "Limits" Criss Cross Records

Erin McDougald, "Meeting Place" Flapper Girl Productions

"Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin" Rounder Records

Michael Wolff, "Love and Destruction" Wrong Records