JGM Pick of the Week: January 16, 2018

“He Rose”
Brent Jones
From the EchoPark JDI Entertainment album Joy Comin’
(release date: August 12, 2014)

By Bob Marovich

Calling “He Rose” a “good old Baptist song,” Brent Jones and his choir offer a good old Easter Sunday song that works for any time of the year.

This bouncy and muscular outing finds Jones leading the big-voiced choir in collective enthusiasm about Jesus’s victory over death during the Passion and, in rising, cleansing the sins of humanity. By the conclusion, Jones has the soprano, alto, and tenor sections singing in contrapuntal harmony (it’s so good they could have reprised this special section).

Jones, former leader of the hip-hop infused Christian group T.P. (Total Praise) Mobb, is recording the follow-up album to Joy Comin’ at a live recording set for Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Victorious Life Church in Waco, Texas.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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