Isn’t she lovely

George Coleman Octet

From 1983

A few days ago we heard Stevie Wonder and Kenny Burrell.

Then we heard a beautiful performance by George Coleman and Ahmad Jamal.

How about the George Coleman Octet playing the Stevie Wonder tune “Isn’t she lovely”?

George Coleman – tenor sax;
Bobby Watson – alto sax;
Sal Nistico – tenor sax
Mario Rivera – bari sax
Danny Moore – tpt and flugel
Harold Mabern – piano;
Clint Houston – bass
Billy Higgins – drums

Lyrics and music by Stevie Wonder

Isn’t she lovely
Isn’t she wonderful
Isn’t she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love
Isn’t she pretty
Truly the angel’s best
Boy, I’m so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can’t believe what God has done
Through us he’s given life to one
But isn’t she lovely made from love
Isn’t she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That’s so very lovely made from love