Editors’ Notes Dave Koz's first Summer Horns installment, from 2013, was an all-saxophone affair. Retaining Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot from that outing, Koz assembles another front line of marquee musicians for Summer Horns II: From A to Z, including new arrivals Rick Braun (trumpet) and Aubrey Logan (trombone/vocals), who contribute a brassier texture to the proceedings. The goal is less individual solo spotlights and more about the classic horn-section sound that prevailed in rock, pop, and soul of the ’60s and ’70s. The menu, therefore, is spot-on: Songs by Spiral Starecase, Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder are arranged by session veteran Tom Scott, big-band leader Gordon Goodwin, or Tower of Power’s Greg Adams. (The subtitle, From A to Z, refers to the unlikely medley of “Take the ‘A’ Train” and JAY-Z’s “Roc Boys.”)

SONG
Medley: Getaway / That’s the Way (I Like It)
1
4:28
 
More Today Than Yesterday
2
5:05
 
Keep That Same Old Feeling
3
4:50
 
Medley: From A to Z (Take the “A” Train / Make the Road By Walking)
4
5:28
 
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) [feat. Kenny Lattimore & Sheléa]
5
4:10
 
Before I Let Go
6
4:54
 
Late in the Evening (feat. Jonathan Butler)
7
5:09
 
If You Really Love Me
8
4:43
 
Conga (feat. Aubrey Logan & Gloria Estefan)
9
4:44
 
Earth Song
10
5:58
 
Route 66 (feat. Aubrey Logan)
11
5:19
 

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