David Caceres

Something interesting happened to saxophonist David Caceres during his recent three-year stint in New York — someone suggested that he record an album featuring not his sax-playing but his singing. “There are a lot of great sax players out there,” producer Matt Pierson told him, “but there aren’t a lot of great sax players out there who can sing.” The result is the new CD David Caceres, a collection of 11 songs, including tunes by Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and, of course, Caceres.

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Stafford Centre

10505 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477

Category: Music Venues

Region: Outside Houston

“Most of the songs are by popular artists, but they are the more obscure works. So unless you’re a real Maxwell fan or a Van Morrison fan, you’re not going to know these songs.” While these are covers, they aren’t straight record lifts. There is a definite Caceres feel to each of them. “To try and redo a Stevie Wonder tune is ridiculous, so of course, the format and style of these songs are completely different from the originals.” Fans who know Caceres as a serious, edgy jazz musician might be surprised by this album. His excellent jazz saxophone is paired with his soulful singing to create songs that cross over into pop and easy-listening territory. 9 p.m. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. For information, call 281-208-6900 or visit www.staffordcentre.com. $25.
Sat., Jan. 15, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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