MULTI-AWARD winning Steam Down, whose fiery mix of afro-swing, grime, jazz and future soul has led them to become one of the London music scene’s most-talked-about groups, have recorded a version of Wayne Shorter’s Etcetera for the upcoming Blue Note Re:imagined album.
Originally recorded as the title track on Shorter’s 1965 Blue Note release, Steam Down’s version of Etcetera, featuring the triumphant vocals of Afronaut Zu, encapsulates the group’s infectious energy and radiates a defiant, sharp-edged attitude. Stream here:
Steam Down’s Ahnansé said: “Wayne Shorter has long been my favourite saxophonist and composer in jazz. Reworking Etcetera from his legendary Blue Note catalogue is a childhood dream come true.”
Blue Note, which celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary in 2019, boasts an illustrious catalogue that traces the entire history of jazz, and the Re:imagined project features music originally created by some of its most legendary alumni.
Alongside Steam Down’s cover of Wayne Shorter’s Etcetera are reworkings of tracks by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, McCoy Tyner and Andrew Hill. The full tracklist is as follows: