Archive for September 17th, 2010

Kirk Whalum – Everything Is Everything

Legendary saxophonist Kirk Whalum enjoys with albums like For You (1998), Unconditional (2000), Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook (2005), and Roundtrip (2007) the Smooth Jazz community.

His new praline is entitled Everything Is Everything and released on Mack Avenue Records August 31, 2010. Kirk has dedicated this album to Danny Hathaway, who would be 65 years old on October 1, 2010. John Stoddart on Fender Rhodes, Shedrick Mitchell on organ, guitarists Jef Lee Johnson and Larry Campbell, bassist Christian McBride, percussionist Bashiri Johnson, and drummer John Robert support Kirk’s new project.

Kirk introduces into his new album with Giving Up. An intimate melody conjuring the nostalgic atmosphere of Donny’s time. Those, who are familiar with his music will love the wonderful arrangements of Gil Goldstein and John Stoddart. The rising horns in combination with Kirk’s leading sax is symptomatic for the style of that decade.

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