Gospel Jazz

Gospel jazz blends elements of jazz (mostly smooth) with inspirational and sacred messages.

John Paul McGee – A Gospejazzical Christmas

2023-12-22T20:08:01-06:00December 21st, 2023|

John Paul McGee A Gospejazzical Christmas Jazz Urbane (release date: November 16, 2023) Guest review by David McGee In A Gospejazzical Christmas, the first new recording we’ve heard from Dr. John Paul McGee, Ph.D., since his acclaimed 2022 release, Gospejazzical Vol. 1, the gifted pianist-songwriter-producer-vocal arranger (currently assistant chair of [...]

Jonathan Butler – Ubuntu

2023-10-03T15:37:59-05:00May 19th, 2023|

What makes Ubuntu outstanding is that it doesn’t just feature Jonathan Butler, smooth jazz artist, but Jonathan Butler, smooth jazz artist who has returned to his roots and applied his craft to an expression of African sentiments, sounds, and rhythms. It’s the South African musician’s finest album to date.

Michele Thomas – The Assumption

2022-05-15T01:43:38-05:00May 15th, 2022|

Michele Thomas The Assumption Soulstream Music (release date: March 25, 2022) www.michelethomasmusic.com By Robert M. Marovich First of all, the title of The Assumption, jazz singer Michele Thomas’s third album, is a play on words. By referencing the Roman Catholic Church’s belief (assumption) that Mary, mother of Jesus, departed immediately [...]

Javon Jackson – The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

2022-02-03T02:31:36-06:00February 3rd, 2022|

Javon Jackson The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni Solid Jackson (release date: February 18, 2022) https://www.javonjackson.com https://nikki-giovanni.com By Robert M. Marovich The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni is a Black History Month treat from a jazz combo led by Javon Jackson, saxophonist and former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, [...]

“Pass Me Not” – Elder Randall Ogans Sr. & Dorian Ogans

2021-09-24T18:35:31-05:00September 24th, 2021|

“Pass Me Not”Elder Randall Ogans Sr. & Dorian OgansAlpha 7 Ministries (release date: September 5, 2021)https://elderrandalloganssr.hearnow.com By Robert M. Marovich Gospel jazz artist Elder Randall Ogans Sr. and his equally-talented son Dorian combine their efforts to tastefully update the beloved Fanny Crosby hymn "Pass Me Not." Dorian's acoustic piano and [...]

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