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Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz
Jim Cullum
Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Cornetist Jim Cullum and his San Antonio band are a treat to see live, with their hopping, bright fullness of sound and pointed expertise at trad jazz. Here Cullum and Co. take up a liturgical musical strain that has alway...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jim Cullum
Title: Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Riverwalk Records
Original Release Date: 11/3/1998
Re-Release Date: 12/15/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 705417980821, 705417980845

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Cornetist Jim Cullum and his San Antonio band are a treat to see live, with their hopping, bright fullness of sound and pointed expertise at trad jazz. Here Cullum and Co. take up a liturgical musical strain that has always shaded their music, even when played in nonsacred contexts. So many of these tunes, from "Deep River" to their rousing "Down by the Riverside," are dyed-in-the-wool enough to sound ideally fitted for the languid pacing and for any jazz occasion. Cullum's group is a lean septet, intent on allowing each horn's voicing to trot freely in solos and in a fine, clearly toned arena in the ensemble segments. Rarely does the band amp it up to a trad-jazz frenzy, as some of the group's compatriots are wont to do. There are aptly solemn moments, as on "Ave Maria" (which gets a very pretty reading), and guest stops from marquee Nicholas Payton and Clark Terry, as well as vocalists Topsy Chapman and Nina Ferro. --Andrew Bartlett

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Great Listening
11/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like gospel and jazz, you will love this CD. It sounds just like you think the old time gospels would sound. Jim Cullums band just moves it up a notch higher. Great instrumentals and vocal solos. A must have for both jazz and gospel fans. If you want a preview of Jim Cullums Jazz Band, check out River Walk on National Public Radio, that's where I first heard him and have been a Jim Cullum fan ever since."
DEEP RIVER, Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Eddina Symns | Hutchinson, Kansas | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is SO WONDERFUL that I can't find words great enough!
It is soulful, brilliant, jazzy, -- timeless.
I have many albums, and several by Jim Cullum's band, but this is
my favorite.
EVAN CHRISTOPHER is THE best clarinetist I have ever heard!
Such a variety of tone, from sweet to raucous, slow and mournful to
quick, free, and gleeful.
The Ave Maria is my favorite of ALL arrangements I have ever heard of
that piece.
Arrangements on all of the album are done by a real genius, as well
as by a group of very skilled professionals, able to produce the "once in a lifetime" performance, typical of true Dixieland music.
Eddina Symns, Hutchinson, Kansas
."
A true gift of joy.
P. M. Summer | Dallas, Texas USA | 10/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For years, Jim Cullum led a band for Cursillo Closing Masses, weaving traditional music from the Eucharistic liturgy with Dixieland into something joyful and wonderful. This recording captures that spirit in a live performance with performers who believe in what they are playing and singing.

This CD is worth the cost for Cullum's Dixieland rendition of the Sanctus from Schubert's German Mass. Amazing stuff!"