High Praise for "The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein"
In November, saxophonist and UNC Greensboro Associate Professor of Music Chad Eby released a new CD inspired by the poetry of Shel Silverstein. Two months later All About Jazz.com’s Nicholas F. Mondello, gave “The Sweet Shel Suite” five out of five stars. It features Chad on tenor, alto and soprano sax alongside all-star colleagues Brandon Lee on trumpet, bassist Steve Haines, and UNCG alumnus Daniel Faust.
In today's show, we sample from this new album “The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein”. Mondello says the album of nine originals is: “…as intelligent, adult, involving and imaginative as it gets”.
Chad’s association with Silverstein’s poetry dates back to early childhood and collections like “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But he says he’s become even more attached to the poems as an adult, reading them aloud to his children.