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by William Kurk

The first Double-CD album in the W.K catalog. A tribute to the artists that played a major role in the influence of the William Kurk style, ranging as far back as Duke Ellington, up through Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lazy Nina
5:31 album only
2. Heart's Horizon
4:29 album only
3. Baby Be Mine (feat. Gloria Ryann & Selan)
5:38 album only
4. Fly Into This Night
4:06 album only
5. Top Secret
6:41 album only
6. Come Live With Me, Angel (feat. Marqueal Jordan)
5:47 album only
7. Secret Life of Plants (feat. Chester Gregory)
4:21 album only
8. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
5:18 album only
9. Through the Fire (feat. Gloria Ryann)
5:12 album only
10. (It's Just) Talk [feat. Khari Parker]
6:36 album only
11. Either Way
4:32 album only
12. All the Same Tonight
4:58 album only
13. Sophisticated Lady
5:13 album only
14. Your Eyes
5:10 album only
15. Love's Holiday
4:26 album only
16. Geneva (feat. Chris Rob)
6:18 album only
17. Colour My World (feat. B~free)
3:24 album only
18. Spiraling Prism
5:52 album only
19. Breakout (feat. Lili K)
4:13 album only
20. Georgy Porgy
3:47 album only
21. Cool and Caressing
1:51 album only
22. (It's Just) Talk [Alternate Drum Take] [feat. Khari Parker]
6:35 album only
23. Love's Holiday (Instrumental)
4:26 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
For the first time in my career as a recording artist, I am releasing an album of non-original music, paying tribute to the various artists in my landscape of influence throughout the years. The purpose of this "LEGACY" project is to highlight the archetypal relationship of the music that influenced me over the years by featuring compositions/songs written by those whom I've listened to since my inception. My previous albums have all been focused on my own compositional creativity, with no previously recorded material from any artists other than myself.

This new project will feature 23 complete selections from a wide range of each of these artistic influences: Donald Fagen, Al Jarreau, Michael Jackson, Gino Vannelli, Yellowjackets, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, Pat Metheny, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea, Earth, Wind, & Fire, George Duke, Chicago, Swing Out Sister, Toto, David Foster, Duke Ellington, and Dr. Billy Taylor. There will also be 2 bonus tracks of alternate takes of two of the aforementioned artist selections.

The objective of this project is to outreach to the listeners who are familiar with my original works, as well as those not so familiar; to draw a relationship of my own catalog of compositions with those who have been influential in my personal development as a creative artist.

Each of the tracks on this album are performed/produced by myself, with guest artists on select tracks: Gloria Ryann, Selan, Chris Rob, Chester Gregory, B~Free, Lili K, Khari Parker, and Marqueal Jordan. I intend for this project to aid in my outreach to the contemporary and traditional music enthusiast; threading the needle between the modernistic audience and the purists, in hopes to build a stronger audience for my original works.



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