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- Released: April 3, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Concord Records
Down Beat - p.564.5 stars out of 5
-- "[H]e's a risk taker, one of the few post-Baby Boom hardcore jazz artists who can live up to the term 'original.'"
JazzTimes - p.91
"[T]he sort of once-in-a-rare-moon creative explosion that happens when brains, guts and curiosity intersect."
- 3.Change Partners / If You Never Come To Me
- 5.Where Are You?
- 6.And We Will Fly
- 7.The Waking
- 8.The Sleepers
- 9.Leaving Again / In The Wee Small Hours
- 10.Body and Soul
- 11.I Like the Sunrise
Personnel: Kurt Elling (vocals).
The Chicago jazz vocalist Kurt Elling shows his musical depth in this after-hours set, which features inspired re-workings of songs by a varied selection of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Irving Berlin, Betty Carter, and the Guess Who. In a further display of his wide-ranging artistry, Elling also performs musical settings of poems by Walt Whitman and Theodore Roethke, as well as adding his own lyrics to a version of "Body and Soul," and pairing lines by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi with a little-known Duke Ellington composition, "I Like the Sunrise."