Gospel Jazz

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

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 [...]

“With Thee I Wed” – Curtis Fondren feat. Desmond Pringle and Felicia Coleman-Evans

2021-06-23T00:58:16-05:00June 23rd, 2021|

“With Thee I Wed (The Wedding Song)” Curtis Fondren feat. Desmond Pringle & Felicia Coleman-Evans Independent (release date: June 18, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Longtime Chicago gospel musician Curtis Fondren offers something for the wedding trade in “With Thee I Wed.” This '80s-esque slow jam evokes the tracks on [...]

“Come Back” – Elain Thomas

2020-11-14T23:49:37-06:00November 14th, 2020|

“Come Back” Elain Thomas From the EP Transformations Independent (release date: October 6, 2020) www.reverbnation.com/elainthomas By Robert M. Marovich Anchored by bold and insistent Brazilian percussion, “Come Back” is Elain Thomas’s finest single to date. It’s a rhythmic rumination on God’s constancy, a conversation between the self-styled jazz psalmist and [...]

David Billingsley – House of David, Volume 1

2020-08-25T17:34:53-05:00August 25th, 2020|

David Billingsley House of David – Volume 1 Intersound (release date: July 31, 2020) www.billingsleymusic.com By Bob Marovich Only two months after his album debut, Hymns from Grandma’s Living Room, jazz pianist David Billingsley has released his sophomore project, House of David, the first volume of self-penned instrumental jazz compositions. [...]

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