Gilles Peterson says: So here’s my tribute to the mighty mighty one, Mr Maurice White, who sadly passed away on February 4 of this year. He left us an incredible treasure trove of music that has shaped the way I live my life!
I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth, Wind & Fire, from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney.
I got so much pleasure recording this. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
[See the track list over at gillespetersonworldwide ]