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Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams/Taylor
H. Leslie Adams, Darryl Taylor, Robin Guy
Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams/Taylor
Genres: Pop, Classical
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All Artists: H. Leslie Adams, Darryl Taylor, Robin Guy
Title: Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams/Taylor
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Albany Records
Release Date: 1/30/2001
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034061042822

CD Reviews

Adams Art Songs
Don Miller | Cleveland, OH USA | 01/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Leslie Adams has been one of the preeminent African American composers in the US for many years now. His music has the extraordinary ability to bridge the distance between classical and popular, religious and secular. He is at his best when he is writing art songs. This collection of songs IS art.Mr. Taylor is a young singer of extraordinary talent and presents this collection beautifully, with artistic skill, both technical and mental, and with depth of emotion that betrays his youthful age.Noone who loves good music would not enjoy this CD."
A Superb Recording
Don Miller | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a heartfelt, superbly performed recording of the songs of H. Leslie Adams. Appropriately titled, "Love Rejoices," this incredibly beautiful selection of Adams songs reflects the joy which love can bring to the human spirit. Tenor Darryl Taylor and pianist Robin Guy do a superlative job of interpreting these masterpieces. Every nuance of Adams' deceptively simple work is executed with masterful technique and deeply felt emotion.Not only can the listener receive inspration from a single hearing, but one tends to return again and again, as this music weaves its haunting magic. "Love Rejoices" becomes a good friend, a warm companion, a healing means in difficult times, and a source of deep learning. Truly, this is one of the most beautiful CD products ever produced, and Adams' music offers us the work of a great American composer."
LOVE REJOICES: A Feast For The Ear and the Soul
Ruth Richey | East Cleveland, Ohio United States | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is for all listeners of all ages. Hear it once and you will want to hear it again and again. It is an especially good travel companion for those who spend lots of time driving. Adams' writing is melodic and soulful; it is true to the poetry of the lyrics. Each of his songs is painted with a broad brush of tonal colors and rhythms. Mr. Taylor's vocal interpretation of each song is wonderfully true to the composer's intent, that of creating beautiful music for the singers and accompanists who wish to be both musically and technically challenged while adding to their repetoire music their audiences will thoroughly enjoy. This recording belongs in the active listening library of all music lovers."