Susan Kohler | Wide Open Heart: The Songs of Rupert Wates

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Wide Open Heart: The Songs of Rupert Wates

by Susan Kohler

Moody, jazz interpretations of the poetic and profound songs of singer/songwriter Rupert Wates
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. If Ever My Love
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2. Traveling Circus
6:54 $0.99
3. Days of Mercy
7:12 $0.99
4. Further Down the Road
5:47 $0.99
5. Ghost Dance
5:09 $0.99
6. Fear of Flying
6:27 $0.99
7. Prayer
6:08 $0.99
8. Morning Bird
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9. Waiting
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Album Notes
Fortune smiled when I met London-born Rupert Wates, a most gifted singer-songwriter. Rupert is prolific, and insightful, becoming a force in American music, touching the hearts of his listeners. His story is hard to pin down, the journey of his music covers all aspects of human experience, pushing the boundaries of music from artful to playful, to pensive and inward-looking, to cries for social justice.

Rupert has graciously granted me the opportunity to record some of his songs. Together with jazz veterans Jeff Colella, Chris Colangelo and others, we are honored to present “Wide Open Heart,” the songs of Rupert Wates.

As you listen, I hope Rupert's songs will inspire you to live from the center of a wide open heart. — Susan Kohler

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Kohler Great, but Wates Songs?
Kohler has a strong voice and a joy to listen (download via Amazon). However, Wates music does not do her justice. Some love Wates but as I have listened to him many times live and also promoted him in six gigs, I see his flaws and loss of integrity particularly in the songs Kohler picked. It is my hope that if she does another CD, she chooses another songwriter and/or Wates finds his integrity in life and it is reflected in his songwriting. It is not at present.