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Take 6
The Standard

Song NameComposerArranger
Sweet Georgia BrownMaceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey Sr.Mark Kibble
Straighten Up And Fly RightNat King ColeMark Kibble
Seven Steps To HeavenMiles Davis, Victor Stanley FeldmanMark Kibble
Windmills Of Your MindAlan Bergman, Marilyn BergmanMark Kibble
Someone To Watch Over MeGeorge GershwinDavid Thomas
Grace (pre-prise)Quincy Jones, Jeremy LubbockCedric Dent
Back To YouClaude McKnightClaude McKnight, Mark Kibble, and Khrisian Dentley
A Tisket A TasketElla FitzgeraldMark Kibble
Bein' GreenJoe RaposoMark Kibble, Cedric Dent
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New OrleansLouis Alter, Edgar DeLangeMark Kibble
What's Going OnRenaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin GayeMark Kibble
Shall We Gather At The RiverRobert LowryMark Kibble, Cedric Dent
GraceQuincy JonesCedric Dent

All male sextet Take 6, one of the most innovative and influential Contemporary Christian a cappella groups of all time, was formed at Oakwood College in Alabama in the early 1980s. In 1988 they released "Take 6" nationally, and won Grammies for both best Jazz and best Gospel group. After 9 groundbreaking, critically acclaimed releases, this long-awaited recording, aptly named "the standard," returns to those jazz roots, covering standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (featuring George Benson), the scattish "Seven Steps to Heaven" (featuring Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau and Till Bronner), the moody a cappella "Windmills of Your Mind," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "A Tisket A Tasket" (featuring a sample of the original recording by Ella Fitzgerald), the whimsical "Bein' Green" (with an unexpected Obama plug at the end), the a cappella "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" (featuring Aaron Neville and some great faux horns), and a jazzy a cappella cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (featuring Brian McNight). Take 6's Contemporary Christian material is also included, the autobiographical "Back to You," a bluenote a cappella "Shall We Gather at the River" and the lovely, wordless, accompanied "Grace." Wow. This recording sets "the standard" for Vocal Jazz/Contemporary Christian CD of the year. Don't miss this one, it's a soulful treat from beginning to end!

Item code: 2257C | 1 CD | $11.95 add item to cart
Christian | A Cappella | Male | United States

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