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5/21/2020 – From the Archives: Jazz Elements – The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

JAZZ ELEMENTS: The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire
Originally performed live on October 21, 2017

Music Director: Charlton Singleton
Guest Vocalist: Quiana Parler

On October 21, 2017, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) explored the dynamic sounds of one of “the greatest bands ever assembled,” said Charlton Singleton, [former] Music Director for the CJO. “The late Maurice White put the band together to have a sound that was universal – and he succeeded,” he added.

This popular American music group has spanned the genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. With hits like September, Shining Star, and After the Love has Gone, Earth, Wind and Fire is one of the most musically accomplished and critically acclaimed bands of the 20th century. We hope you will spend your Thursday evening with us as we revisit Season 9 with the music of Earth, Wind and Fire.

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SETLIST

In the Stone – Maurice White, Arranged by Paul Murtha
Fantasy – Maurice White, Arranged by Mark Taylor
Sun Goddess – Ramsey Lewis, Arranged by Mike Tomaro
Shining Star – Maurice White, Arranged by Jon Phillips
Sing A Song – Maurice White, Arranged by Adam Ray
Getaway – Beloyd Taylor, Arranged by Charlton Singleton
Let’s Groove – Maurice White, Arranged by Robert Lewis
Reasons – Maurice White, Arranged by Robert Lewis
September – Maurice White, Arranged by Brett Belanger
Can’t Hide Love – Skip Scarborough, Arranged by Frank Duvall
After the Love Is Gone – David Foster, Arranged by Frank Duvall
Got To Get You Into My Life – Paul McCartney, Arranged by Charlton Singleton