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Thread started 07/07/19 12:38am

geetee71

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Vox: Jacob Collier deconstructs a Stevie Wonder classic (Sir Duke)

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I really enjoyed this video - thought some here would too:

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https://youtu.be/CZP6nogQYPg

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“Sir Duke” is an ode to Stevie Wonder’s biggest heroes, Duke Ellington and the jazz artists who shaped his musical education. Wonder illustrates his love for jazz not just in the lyrics but also within the arrangement, melody, rhythm, and harmony. To break down this song and dig into the jazz theory that defines “Sir Duke,” [Vox] talked to Stevie Wonder’s greatest fan, musician Jacob Collier.

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Collier is a songwriter, composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from the UK who, like Wonder, uses jazz as a tool to surprise and delight his audience. In the video above, Collier explains just how Wonder pays homage to the jazz pioneers that came before him.

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Reply #1 posted 07/10/19 8:46am

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thanks for posting, great watch!

I can not possibly rank my all time favorite songs. but Sir Duke is a very important and pivotal song (and album) in my personal musical lifetime journey, and I'd say it's up there in my personal Top 3

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