Eight-time Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum recently released the long-awaited third installment in his popular genre-bridging gospel jazz series; The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter III. The star-studded live celebration is available with a special package in both a two-disc CD package and a special DVD shot in hi-definition video. The project features the gospel-targeted single “He’s Been Just That Good,” featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway. “It’s kind of a mini journey through the evolution of jazz to an extent,” says Kirk Whalum. “It documents the fact that gospel is not a recent collaborator with jazz. They started out together.” Unique to the concept of The Gospel According To Jazz is the fact that it brings jazz fans, gospel fans, and R&B fans together with those who are dedicated to Christ, and meets the listeners where they are spiritually. With the The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter III, Kirk Whalum takes listeners on a journey from spirituals through New Orleans jazz through modern jazz, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and gospel.
Kirk Whalum’s The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter III debuted #12 on Billboard’s Gospel chart and #40 on the Top Christian/Gospel chart!!
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