On his latest album, Gratitude, saxophonist Steve Cole offers thanks for the people who’ve helped see him through some of his tough times – the loved ones, the musicians and collaborators who rallied around, and the often-nameless professionals whose job is to help and to heal. Gratitude arrives on the heels of a health scare in Cole’s family. The successful battle left the saxophonist feeling rejuvenated, with a renewed sense of hope and faith in his fellow humans. That depth of feeling shines through on the album’s ten tracks, which joyously spotlight Cole’s gift for infectious grooves and soulful melodies.
- 1. Good News Day
- 2. Neo Sol
- 3. Gratitude
- 4. Soho
- 5. Starting Over
- 6. Love Ballad
- 7. Five6oh83
- 8. Can't Get Enough
- 9. Let's Go!
- 10. Toronto
Jun 05Philadelphia, PA, US Steve Cole at South Jazz Club
Jul 11Denver, CO, US Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole at Soiled Dove Underground
Oct 18Rehoboth Beach, DE, US Mindi Abair, Everette Harp, Marc Antoine, Bobby Lyle, and 8 more… at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Oct 23Richmond, VA, US Steve Cole with Jackiem Joyner at Tin Pan