Phil French | Everlasting (feat. Terrence Richburg)

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Everlasting (feat. Terrence Richburg)

by Phil French

This 17-track project creates musical magic with stunning compositions and smooth sax sounds. An array of instrumental and vocal songs, this album shines as a melodic/lyrical masterpiece, delighting the ears and inspiring the soul of jazz and gospel fans.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Twilight
4:35 $0.99
2. Everlasting...
2:40 $0.99
3. Consider Now Eternity
5:16 $0.99
4. I Won't Let Go
5:47 $0.99
5. Joy Unspeakable
4:16 $0.99
6. Away
5:37 $0.99
7. 7 Heaven
3:49 $0.99
8. What a Friend
5:00 $0.99
9. Wave Offering
6:06 $0.99
10. Whom Shall I Fear
4:23 $0.99
11. He Touched Me
3:27 $0.99
12. Consider Now Eternity (Vocal Version)
5:17 $0.99
13. In My Heart
4:58 $0.99
14. 7 Heaven (Interlude)
1:01 $0.99
15. Away (Vocal Version)
5:30 $0.99
16. I Won't Let Go (Sax Version)
5:47 $0.99
17. Intentional
6:04 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
What people in the Jazz and Gospel Music industry are saying about Phil French, the artist, and the new release, Everlasting...
“...What an anointed collection that will warm the hearts of every listener. Also a dynamic performer, I would suggest you catch Phil live in concert as well. I believe the only thing better than a Phil French CD is a Phil 2 hour concert!”
~ Ben Tankard (Multi-Stellar winning, GRAMMY, Dove, & Soul Train Award Nominated Best-Selling Gospel Jazz Recording Artist, Producer, & Composer)

“...‘Everlasting’, his latest Gift to us, lifts our Spirits and takes us to an Anointed Musical Strata, where the Harmonious and the Divine co-exist. Join me in receiving a Musical Blessing from Maestro, Phil French.”
~ Jean Carne (World-Renowned Jazz/Pop Vocalist & Recording Artist)

“...I think it could definitely make a significant mark in the smooth jazz format. I give the songs 5 stars out of five.”
~ Norman Connors (Jazz/R&B Chart-Topping Recording Artist/ Musician, Producer, Composer, & Arranger)

“Often, within a saturated market of talent, someone emerges and his or her refreshing sound, tickles the ear. Phil French meets that challenge, as he emerges with the smooth sound of his soprano sax on the easy listening tune, ‘I Won’t Let Go’ and the fearless approach to odd rhythmic meter, which is demonstrated in the syncopated groove found in ‘Twilight’, both produced by the masterful Terrence Richburg. If you enjoy listening to instrumental jazz music, this offering by Phil French will fit nicely into your playlist.”
~ Steven Ford (Multi-GRAMMY Award Winning Producer & Composer)

The "Everlasting" CD comes with the highest quality, Single Speed (1x) Glass Mastering audio reproduction in a stunning clear pristine jewel case with a beautifully designed cover and artistic tray card, matching design CD disc, a 12-page insert booklet layout containing over 12 brand new photos of both Phil French, and featured artist and producer, Terrence Richburg, shot by industry esteemed photographer, Roy Cox, complete CD liner notes including detailed production credits and notes, song lyrics, comprehensive industry celebrity endorsement quotes, personalized comments and quotes from Phil, instrument and recording equipment endorsement information, artist and producer/executive producer thankyous and shoutouts, and complete artist and label contact information, social media links, and performance booking information. This being Phil’s 7th CD project and his first RichEscape Music label offering, this complete CD package will be a valuable keepsake commemorating this once in a lifetime Phil French occasion, as well as provide many, many years of musical enjoyment and inspiration for both you and your family.
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As the “Twilight” years of this age draw to a close and the sun sets anxiously upon the horizon, the dawning of God’s “Everlasting” Kingdom arises. It is time for everyone to earnestly “Consider Now Eternity” – and it is “now.” It has already begun. So where do you stand? This isn't the time for doubt or giving up, but rather the time to declare “I Won’t Let Go” of the perfect gift of love and “Joy Unspeakable” God has given to us through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. And as He nears His return to take us “Away” to “Heaven,” the place He has prepared for us, we can reminisce about “What A Friend”
Jesus has been to us. We can freely give as a personal commitment, for with the abundance our “Wave Offering” we decree “Whom Shall I Fear” for “He Touched Me” with a sacrificial love that now dwells deep down “In My Heart.” And now my praise and devotion to God is forever “Intentional” and Everlasting…
1. *Twilight 4:35
2. *Everlasting… 2:40
3. *Consider Now Eternity 5:15
4. *I Won’t Let Go 5:46
5. *Joy Unspeakable 4:16
6. *Away 5:36
7. *7 Heaven 3:49
8. *What a Friend 4:59
9. *Wave Offering 6:06
10. *Whom Shall I Fear 4:23
11. **He Touched Me 3:27
12. *Consider Now Eternity (Vocal Version) 5:16
13. *In My Heart 4:58
14. *[Interlude – 7 Heaven] 1:01
15. *Away (Vocal Version) 5:29
16. *I Won't Let Go (Sax Version) 5:47
17. *Intentional 6:03
* ALL SONGS Written/Arranged, Recorded, & Produced by Terrence D. Richburg © 1988/2014 RichEscape Music (ASCAP) (Except where noted)
* “What A Friend” arrangement written by Terrence D. Richburg/ © 2014 RichEscape Music/ASCAP (Public Domain Hymn)
** “He Touched Me” Written by Bill Gaither © 1964 William J. Gaither/Arrangement written by Terrence D. Richburg © 2014 RichEscape Music/ASCAP
ALL Alto & Soprano Sax Leads, Solos, & Section Overdubs – Phil French
ALL Other Instruments and Instrumental Overdubs – Terrence D. Richburg
Lead Vocals on “Consider Now Eternity,” “Away,” & Additional Vocals on “He Touched Me”Performed by Kathy Richburg
Lead Vocals on “I Won’t Let Go” Performed by Terrence D. Richburg /
Background Vocals on “I Won’t Let Go” by Terrence & Kathy Richburg
All Other Background (& “Scat”) Vocals on All Songs Performed by Terrence D. Richburg
All Musical, Instrumental, Rhythm, & Vocal Arrangements by Terrence D. Richburg
Produced, Recorded, & Engineered by: Terrence D. Richburg at RICHESCAPE MUSIC Studios for RichEscape Music Productions
Executive Producer: Terrence D. Richburg, RichEscape Music, LLC
Mixed by: Terrence D. Richburg & Kevin Jackson
Mastered by: Kevin Jackson, Night Flight Studios, Fort Washington, MD
RichEscape Music, LLC, P.O. Box 90388, Washington, DC 20090-0388 /
[888295221740] C P 2015 RICHESCAPE MUSIC, LLC Printed in USA. WARNING: All rights reserved.
Cover Art & Graphic Designer
Emanuel Brown Design, LLC
Cover Concept & CD Liner Notes/Insert Layout by Terrence Richburg
Photography by Roy Cox Photography, Baltimore, MD
Makeup by Schnelle Jefferson, Baltimore, MD
Clothing Provided by Mozelle’s Fashions & Accessories, Arlington, Texas
Contact Information For Phil French:

Record Label: RichEscape Music, LLC
P.O. Box 90388
Washington, DC 20090
Publicity/Press/Marketing: Andrea R. Williams
Tehillah Enterprises, LLC
P.O. Box 1855
Waldorf, MD 20604
Booking: Cameron Dunlap
Praize Entertainment Group
(214) 229-3114

Phil French is a true force to be reckoned with. As a multithreat talent he is trailblazing the music world of Gospel and Jazz with momentous success. As a gifted saxophonist, producer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, and engineer, Phil French has laid a firm foundation with an impressive discography and a virtual “who’s who” of musical industry giants with whom he has performed and ministered. Household names such as The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams, Jean Carne, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Norman Connors, Ramsey Lewis, Najee and a host of others have been touched by his talents. What he’s been blessed to accomplish to date has prepared him for his next assignment. Taking everything and everyone to the next level, he has teamed up with his longtime friend, musician, writer, recording artist, and producer in his own right, Terrence Richburg, to bring to fruition his game-changing January 27, 2015 CD release on the RichEscape Music label, “Everlasting.”

Phil’s lifelong passion for music started at the age of 10. All it took was one look at the saxophone, and he knew he
needed to try it out. “At school, you had to be in 5th grade in order to play the saxophone, but at the time, I was in 4th grade,” Phil recalls. “People tried to encourage me to play something else in the meantime, but I waited. There was something about the saxophone that drew me in, even before I picked it up to play it for the first time,” he says.
Once he was old enough, he started his formal musical training in the Maryland public school system including Thomas Stone Elementary School in Mt. Rainier, Roger B. Taney, Jr. Junior High School in Temple Hills and Crossland High School, also in Temple Hills. However, French really honed skills while playing at Shiloh Church of God 7th Day in Hyattsville, Maryland.

As a youth, Phil continued to play his saxophone in both Christian and secular arenas. Mentors like Alvin Nesbitt, a gospel harmonica player, Pastor Jonathan Carson, a skilled organist and fellow sax man and the jazz icon, the late Grover Washington, Jr., all poured into Phil. He cites their influences in making him the gifted saxophonist he is today. Throughout his development he has been afforded the opportunity to perform, minister, and share the stage with a variety of locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed musicians and artists including Pieces of a Dream, Marion Meadows, Brian McKnight, the late Ollie Woodson formerly of the Temptations, Marvin Sapp, William Becton & Friends, Maurette Brown Clark, and a host of others.

But, perhaps one of French’s most pivotal musical endeavors was serving as a band member and the Music Director for the GRAMMY Award winner Yolanda Adams for over four years. While playing with Yolanda, he also had the opportunity to record on her album More Than a Melody. During the same time, Phil was also a band member of the legendary Jean Carne. His experiences with Yolanda Adams and Jean Carne have helped him to polish his stage presence and perfect his amazing, jaw dropping circular breathing technique. Phil has also performed and recorded on sessions with the award
winning Ben Tankard.

Now a Dallas, Texas resident, and a member of the renowned Potter’s House where Bishop T.D. Jakes is pastor, French has become one of the most sought after inspirational jazz instrumentalist. Performing all over the country for all types of events including jazz, Gospel and cultural festivals, conferences and convocations, jazz venues and restaurants, as well as Sunday morning church services, Phil truly believes that music is for everyone. His call and desire is to use the gifts that God has given him in music as a language to cross all barriers including but not limited to race, denomination, religion and color. A favorite with Gospel music lovers and jazz fans alike, Phil has an uncanny ability to move each heart as he plays. Most of all, Phil simply wants to bring God glory.

In his role as recording artist, French has released six projects to date on his FrenchySoundz Music label: Been So Good! (2000), Royal Love Songs (2002), Songs to Hymn (2007), Beyond This World (2008), Songs for His Season (2009) and The Alpha Experience (2013). In 2014, he collaborated with Terrence Richburg signing with Richburg’s Stellar Award-nominated record label, RichEscape Music. And now with the release of his 7th CD, Everlasting Featuring Terrence Richburg, [on January 27, 2015], French and Richburg have created musical magic in the making of the new CD. With stunning compositions and instrumentation by Richburg and smooth sax sounds from French, the 17-track project,
including vocal and instrumental songs, is a melodic masterpiece fashioned to inspire the soul and delight
the ears of both jazz and gospel enthusiasts, alike. Tracks like "Twilight", “Consider Now Eternity”, “In My Heart”, “Wave Offering”, and the Bill Gaither classic, "He Touched Me" leave the listener begging for more. Just one listen and it’s clear that these musicians have been given something very special.

The new project is a culmination of sorts as well as a new beginning. The CD is a sonic reflection of how far God has brought him and where He is taking him. The true power of the calling on Phil’s life was apparent at the end of a Bible Study one night. “I remember one evening, a young man came to me and wanted to talk with me,” shares Phil. “He said to me, ‘I have one of your CDs and there is one song that I keep playing. There is something about that song. I used to do things before I heard your music that I don’t do anymore. I used to abuse my wife, but that song took that spirit off of me’. That one conversation let me know that I can’t stop doing what I am doing. I will never stop. That’s what it’s all about.”



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Sandy Shore Review
Talk about a divine pairing! On the spiritually empowering, yet jazz-infused EVERLASTING, trailblazing jazz saxophonist Phil French - a former musical director for Grammy winning singer Yolanda Adams – joins forces with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, producer/songwriter Terrence Richburg, known as the “Quincy Jones of Gospel” for his critically acclaimed solo albums and work with everyone from Richard Smallwood and Aretha Franklin to The Winans, Jennifer Holliday and Gerald Albright. Though their ultimate spiritual goal is a joy filled shout out to the Lord, audiences everywhere can sway and groove along just as easily to this alluring mix of high octane instrumental funk, smooth jazz melodies and dreamy ballads. There are also a handful of beautiful vocal tracks by Terrence and Kathy Richburg. You are sure to be touched by this inspiring collaboration... an EVERLASTING musical connection! ~ Jonathan Widran

Kai Shanks

Must have for your collection!
Amazing CD! I love this cd because it is soothing to the soul. From relaxing and listening to working in your office or my favorite, music to play during your "quiet time".... This cd is perfect for a gift for yourself or anyone else. I have it on my phone and computer so I can listen to it anywhere.


This is a great CD. My favorite songs are “Consider Now Eternity” and “I Won’t Let Go”, but it’s so hard to choose. So many good songs! The production on this project is awesome. Great jazz music and inspiration. Glad I added this one to my collection.