Ben Tankard | Rise!

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by Ben Tankard

American's top Gospel/Jazz man proves why he is the "Quincy Jones of Gospel" with this stunning new SmoothJazz CD full of collaborations. Starring super-guests: Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson, Jr as well as three new artists "on the rise".
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rise! (feat. Marion Meadows)
3:42 $0.99
2. More Rain (feat. Paul Jackson Jr)
3:45 $0.99
3. It's Working (feat. Kirk Whalum)
3:29 $0.99
4. Smooth Sunday (feat. 1LV)
3:24 $0.99
5. Still Here (feat. Dejuan Williams)
4:13 $0.99
6. Afternoon Nap (feat. Kyle Schroeder)
3:06 $0.99
7. George the Duke
3:25 $0.99
8. Passionfruit
3:27 $0.99
9. Unlisted Number (feat. Unlisted Number)
3:39 $0.99
10. Piano Hymn (feat. Neb Draknat)
3:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ben’s newest Instrumental release "Rise!" provides a musical backdrop for the listener to dream, meditate, and ascend. Grammy-winning special guests include: Marion Meadows on sax with title track Rise ! (a remake of Herb Alpert’s smash hit from 1979), Kirk Whalum on sax with "It's Working" (William Murphy remake ) and Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar for “More Rain”. Tankard also presents featured performances by some young artists that are on the "Rise": Dejuan Williams, 1LV, and Kyle Schroeder on their own tracks as well as two fun tracks with his ghost band (Unlisted Number) and alter ego (Neb Draknat).

Ben Tankard offers powerful positive motivation through his smoothjazz music, books, speaking appearances and reality shows and his new CD "RISE!" provides yet another vehicle of inspiration to help the listener soar (a play on Tankard's love for aviation as a private pilot).

Just run a cdbaby search on the name " Ben Tankard " and over 300 artists compare their music styles to his.
As one the most influential talents of our time! He is considered The Godfather of GospelJazz!

When Ben left pro basketball with an injury he turned to his true love, music. He has never had formal lessons and plays several instruments including piano, guitar, tuba, drums and electronic sax and trumpet. As a gifted producer he is considered the " Quincy Jones of Gospel " with his ability to surround himself with stellar talent. Over his career he has produced 300 songs and worked with platinum artists, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kelly Price, Take-6, John P. Kee, the Winans family, and Fred Hammond among others.

Key Selling Points:
* Recently Inducted to into Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
• Has recorded 20 CDs in last 25 years and is the bestselling gospeljazz artist of all time.
• Has earned 15 Stellars Awards, 10 Dove Award and 3 Grammy Award Nominations.
• Is a certified pilot and flies his fleet of planes to over 100 shows a year.
• Has earned 15 Gold and 6 Platinum records as a producer-writer-artist.
• Is a Motivational speaker for the NBA and is senior Pastor of Destiny Center Church near Nashville.
* His music is heard every week by millions on his reality tv show as well as The Weather Channel, XM Watercolors Jazz



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