I remember watching the Mike Stern Band’s New Morning – The Paris Concert DVD when it came out, and while the entire concert is excellent, Stern’s “Wishing Well” really caught my attention.
Stern is joined on this concert by bassist Tom Kennedy, saxophonist Bob Franceschini and drummer Dave Weckl. I was lucky to see this exact lineup in one of many of Stern’s shows at Blues Alley in Washington, DC over the years.
Kennedy plays some incredible lines on this one, matched by his terrific tone. Great song.
We’ve featured this tune once before, with Richard Bona performing with Stern and the New Steps Ahead if you want to hear another interpretation.