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Jazz Hymns

by Dorothy Collins

Pure yet bluesy vocalist Dorothy Collins with Mark Massey's masterful jazz trio along with great guest instrumentalists presenting favorite hymns from the last 1100 years like you've never heard them, respectfully spiritual yet straight-ahead jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Balm in Gilead
4:38 $0.99
2. Amazing Grace
6:33 $0.99
3. Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart
4:38 $0.99
4. Be Still My Soul
5:51 $0.99
5. The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
5:49 $0.99
6. Gloria Laus et Honor
6:47 $0.99
7. The Solid Rock
3:58 $0.99
8. Wait Til I Put On My Crown
4:19 $0.99
9. Jesus Loves Me
4:38 $0.99
10. O Sacred Head Now Wounded
5:55 $0.99
11. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
4:43 $0.99
12. Such a Simple Question
3:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
The inspiration for this project came as professional jazz musicians Mark Massey and Dorothy Collins struggled to find music which expressed their faith in the style they are most at home with: jazz. The result was the blending of the great hymns of the Christian Church with a spectrum of jazz styles including modern, traditional, fusion, Brazilian, R&B and gospel. The hymns range from popular classics such as Jesus Loves Me and Just a Closer Walk With Thee to the traditional classics like the Sibelius melody Be Still My Soul and J.S. Bach's reharmonization of O Sacred Head Now Wounded; spirituals with a latin groove, and a gregorian chant the leads right into the Coltrane tradition.

It swings, its funky, its straight-ahead. The musicianship is superlative, the arrangements brillliant, and the vocals are both earthy and angelic. This album redefines 'hymn' while at the same time pays homage to songs that have reverberated with love for God for hundreds of years.

Dorothy Collins, vocals
Mark Massey, piano and arrangements
Anders Swanson, bass
Aldo Bentivegna, drums

Paul Carman, sax
Penny Watson, sax
Steve Crum, trumpet, valve trombone
Tony Guerrero, flugelhorn
Jim Sitterly, violin
and The Side Street Strutters:
Vince Verdi, clarinet
Greg Varlotta, trumpet
Robert Verdi, tenor sax
David Ryan, trombone
John Noreyko, tuba
Paul Johnson, parade drum

Produced by Dorothy Collins, Mark Massey and Alan Kuhene, on Geofonica Records.



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