Kirk whalum gospel according to jazz chapter 3

Click on CD cover to listen or purchase. Chapter III with varying executorial degrees of success, from Kevin's close but too light take on Vandross to bassist Kyle Whalum's shining hour on his co-penned, compositionally complex homage to his dad, the "Rev. On the third installment of smooth jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum's The Gospel According To Jazz series, it's strictly a family affair, but one that includes - not excludes - listeners. Chapter III is how Whalum's song selections invites listeners of all faiths to sit down and be family too. Pianist George Duke's ingenious blending of classical, jazz, and gospel sweeps Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" up to the heavens by its thunderously exultant peak and then angelically floats down on Whalum's comforting sax, propelling a roaring crowd to their feet.

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The album's lead single, "He's Been Just That Good," boasts Lalah on the cut, but here she mostly plays support to Kirk Whalum's lead, which starts slow but astonishingly builds to a deliciously satisfying climax with some fantastic licks by vocalist and keyboardist John Stoddart.

Chapter IIIKirk Whalum and his ferocious band launch a wholesale takeover of several secular hits, transforming them into worthy offerings for Christ. Pianist George Duke's ingenious blending of classical, jazz, and gospel sweeps Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" up to the heavens by its thunderously exultant peak and then angelically floats down on Whalum's comforting sax, propelling a roaring crowd to their feet.

The Gospel According To Jazz - Chapter III by Kirk Whalum on Spotify

The 70 Best Songs of Chapter III facebook twitter. King classic "The Thrill Is Gone," while Whalum shows off something ridiculous against a backdrop of triumphant horns.

ikrk Click on CD cover to listen or purchase. On the third installment of smooth jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum's The Gospel According To Jazz series, it's strictly a family affair, but one that includes - not excludes - listeners.

Still, there are more than blood relations on this stunningly fresh project: Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the project is hearing Bishop T.

Set against Take 6 flavored doo wop harmonies, the Jakes refreshingly speak of covenant love in the most seductive of tones imaginable With familiar and rare covers interspersed with original material, Whalum broadens the scope of what gospel can be, making this chapter the most accessible in his fusion gospel series to-date. Chapter III with varying executorial degrees of success, from Kevin's close but too light take on Vandross to bassist Kyle Whalum's shining hour on his co-penned, compositionally complex homage to his dad, the "Rev.

Chapter III is how Whalum's song selections invites listeners of all faiths to sit down and be family too. Incorporating chanting, rap and jazz, the groove song's heart is as open as a Kenyan terrain. Hathaway, playing comfortably in the basement of her range, at times stunningly channels her legendary father's tone and phrasing on the B.

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Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III - JazzTimes

Absent Thom Bell and Linda Creed's romantic chapger on the Stylistics' "You Are Everything," featured guitarist Doc Wbalum Luther Vandross and Whalum do some heavy lifting to sell their re-imagined version of the Philly hit as a moment of worship, but their combustible combination seals the deal. His family's gifts withstanding, throughout these twin recordings it's Kirk Whalum whose growth as a musician and liberated approach to gospel that proves the star time and again on what is perhaps his most compelling fusion of musical ideas and genres since this series began.

Our Tributes - 40 Artists Who Died in There are plenty of rare air breathers among Kirk Whalum's heavy-hitting guest list of contributors.

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