“Speak” – Angel Taylor

December 5th, 2022|Reviews, Singles, Urban AC Gospel|

“Speak”Angel TaylorAwspire Records (release date: August 5, 2022)By Robert M. MarovichOn “Speak,” Angel Taylor revisits the easy urban contemporary swing of Trin-i-tee 5:7, the award-winning female vocal group of which she was once part.Whispery vocals, finger popping, and playful beats adorn Travis Finley’s silky love song to Jesus, whose holy [...]

“Too Hot to Handel” Indescribable, Says Pianist Alvin Waddles: “You Have to Experience It”

December 2nd, 2022|Gospel Music, Live Programs|

Nineteen years ago, Suzanne Mallare Acton, music director and conductor of Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah, was in a real jam. Her pianist, Detroit jazz legend Harold McKinney, pulled out of the jazz-gospel interpretation of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah just days before opening night. Needing a musician who could read a score and improvise, she picked up the phone and called the one pianist she knew could fill both bills: Alvin Waddles.

Regina Belle – My Colorful Christmas

November 22nd, 2022|CDs, Christmas, Reviews|

Regina BelleMy Colorful ChristmasTashi3 Entertainment / Altavoz Distribution(release date: November 1, 2022) Visit Site By Robert M. MarovichMy Colorful Christmas, the first yuletide album from GRAMMY Awardee Regina Belle, and issued on her own imprint, Tashi3 Entertainment, traverses mostly familiar holiday fare. Traditional carols and more recently-composed Christmas songs receive [...]

Nona Brown – Songs From My Journal, Volume 2

October 18th, 2022|CDs, Gospel Music, Praise & Worship, Reviews|

Nona BrownSongs From My Journal, Volume 2Signature Music Group (release date: August 27, 2022) Robert M. MarovichBay Area singer-songwriter Nona Brown’s new album is a follow-up to her Songs From My Journal, Volume 1. On this second volume and live outing, she sings her way through a stack of worship [...]

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