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Kirk Whalum – Duets

Kirk Whalum - DuetsKirk Whalum “Duets” is an album of Classic Hits featuring collaborations with well known artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Yolanda Adams, Lala Hathaway, Wendy Moten, Jonathan Butler, the late Isaac Hayes and Ernie Smith.

With a career spanning three decades, seven Grammy nominations, and numerous chart-topping albums, the “Duets” album marks the musical genius the saxophonist Kirk Whalum is in penning these collaborations featuring high profile artists.

Tracklisting:

01. Where Do I Come From (with Yolanda Adams)
02. All I Do (with Wendy Moten)
03. I Love You In Memphis (with Isaac Hayes & Wendy Moten)
04. Inside (with Shanice)
05. We Are Still Friends (with Musiq SoulChild)
06. You Had to Know (with Lala Hathaway)
07. Give Me Your Love (with Yolanda Adams)
08. Til I Get It Right (Vaneesa Thomas)
09. I Turn To You
10. Can’t Stop The Rain
11. After All This Time (with Howard Hewett)
12. Love Is A Lossing Game (Javette Steele)
13. Dedicated To You (with Kevin Whalum)
14. Falling In Love With Jesus (with Jonathan Butler)
15. Ten Years Free (with Ernie Smith)

Kirk Whalum – Romance Language

A titan tenor saxophone stylist set apart, amongst other things by his very personal sound, decides to go into the studio with a singer he admires and feels is vastly underrated. John Coltrane teaming up with Johnny Hartman in 1963…and Kirk Whalum’s latest project featuring his brother Kevin entitled Romance Language (in spite of the many years that separate these recordings) bear many more similarities than differences.

In fact the end result is exactly the same; romance at a level so intense that verbal language alone is inadequate to portray. Here’s an attempt: easily two of the most romantic jazz albums of their respective eras.

Tracklisting:

1. They Say It’s Wonderful
2. Dedicated To You
3. My One And Only Love
4. Lush Life
5. You Are Too Beautiful
6. Autumn Serenade
7. Almost Doesn’t Count
8. I Wish I Wasn’t
9. I Wanna Know
10. Spend My Life With You
11. You Are So Beautiful