Here’s an exclusive premiere of a song performed by pianist Christian Sands for his upcoming album Be Water. Bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn join Sands for this trio performance of “Can’t Find My Way Home,” a Stevie Winwood composition that Winwood recorded with Blind Faith in 1969. Haunting and heartfelt, the song was the highlight of that album, and this interpretation, which plays the melody straight, reminds us what a beautiful melody that is.
Be Water comes out on July 17 on the Mack Avenue label. Guest artists include Marcus Strickland, Sean Jones, Yasushi Nakamura, Clarence Penn, Marvin Sewell, and Steve Davis. Christian Sands’ resume includes his tenure with Christian McBride’s Inside Straight and the Christian McBride Trio—both high-profile gigs with some of the finest players in jazz. This trio performance helps illustrate why Christian Sands is a core member of those groups.