There are countless ways to express gratitude. For David K. Mathews, the veteran Bay Area pianist, organist and keyboardist , the recording studio seemed like the ideal vehicle for crafting an extended love letter to the scene that’s nurtured and inspired him for four decades.
A companion to 2017’s critically hailed The Fantasy Vocal Sessions Volume One, Standards, the second volume showcases many of the same brilliant Bay Area singers ( and a much larger cast of players).
But instead of concentrating on America Songbook standards through the lens of straight-ahead Jazz, this album offers a deep dive into the Great American Soulbook with a particular focus on songs defined or written by Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and James Brown. It’s a communal celebration, a welcoming stage with an encompassing spotlight.
“Everyone gets a little taste,” says Mathews.”

Everyone Gets a Little Taste
One Mint Julep – The Small Group Version
Dave Mathews Hammond Organ – Steve Miller Lead Guitar and Vocal

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