BOSTON, MA, April 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Acclaimed vocalist Gabrielle Goodman (a Roberta Flack protege) has just released her new CD entitled Spiritual Tapestry. The CD includes 12 Negro Spirituals with various exciting treatments ranging from smooth jazz to traditional jazz to gospel.
Smooth jazz lovers will be thrilled to hear her collaboration with saxophonist Walter Beasley on Deep River
with an arrangement that is reminiscent of Patti Labelle and Grover Washington including elements of gospel and jazz. It has even been said that Goodman sounds like a young Aretha Franklin on this track. The CD includes performances with musical giants like Patrice Rushen (piano) on City Called Heaven
and Heaven Heaven
, where they are also joined by Grammy Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington on drums offering a hint of the funky New Orleans Second Line sound. Goodman blends soul and jazz in her vocal interpretation on many treasures including the soothing standout Steal Away that ends with a quote from Someday We'll All Be Free
. Spiritual Tapestry, which is currently available on iTunes and amazon.com, begins with Motherless Child featuring Ms. Goodman with brother David Alan Bunn (piano) and Carrington on drums setting the stage for the following 11 tracks taking listeners on a jazz infused musical journey. Joined by an incredible array of musicians including Yoron Israel (drums), Will Lydagate (bass), Jiri Nedoma (piano), Ron Ried, (bass), Jonathan Singleton (piano) vocalist Matthew Truss and Sean Dustin (drums) interchangeably throughout the CD, Ms. Goodman breathes new life into the oft covered classics while paying tribute to several genres.
Gabrielle Goodman is a longtime Berklee College (Boston,MA) Voice Professor and vocal artist who has worked with everyone in the music business from Roberta Flack to Chaka Khan to Michael Buble. On Spiritual Tapestry she displays her musicality not only as a vocalist, but also as a producer and arranger of all of the songs. A musical force to be reckoned with, Goodman is in great company on this CD as with her early Verve releases. Her previous releases Travelini Light and Until We Love feature the singer with Kevin Eubanks, Gary Thomas and Gary Bartz as well as Terri Lyne Carrington. Goodman continues to include A list jazz players keeping the standards high. Goodman, a singer steeped in jazz and gospel and classically trained has toured the world as a solo artist performing at the North Jazz Festival, Usabda Jazz Festival, the Montruex Jazz Festival and has also appeared with the Boston Pops on numerous occasions, the Baltimore Symphony and many other highly acclaimed orchestras singing jazz, classical gospel music. "Gabrielle Goodman is one of the best singers around today" Roberta Flack
Spiritual Tapestry Track Listing
1. Motherless Child 2. Steal Away 3. Go Down Moses
4. Deep River 5. Heaven Heaven 6. Wade In The Water
7. A City Called Heaven 8. Didn't My lord Deliver Daniel
9. Swing Low Sweet Chariot 10. Hold On
11. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 12.Over My Head
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