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Preacherman
Rod Mcgaha
Preacherman
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Gospel
 
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From the first muted melody statements of "Cookout," it's unmistakable that trumpeter Rod McGaha is a star on the rise. You might look at him and his band without a glimmer of recognition, since they're Nashville-based pla...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rod Mcgaha
Title: Preacherman
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Gospel
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397427324

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From the first muted melody statements of "Cookout," it's unmistakable that trumpeter Rod McGaha is a star on the rise. You might look at him and his band without a glimmer of recognition, since they're Nashville-based players. Unfamiliarity in this case should breed curiosity and hunger. McGaha is a big blower, connecting phrases with the glee of Lee Morgan and a tight, fully developed sense of phrase that places him somewhere besides Mogie, perhaps with Booker Little. In any event, McGaha has chops to burn and a soulful hand at writing. His takes on "In a Sentimental Mood" and Bobby Timmons's "This Here" are impeccable, and "Can't Buy Me Love," a nod to the Beatles, sounds inspired (which itself is a feat). After a half-hour of Preacherman, it dawns on you that his trumpet is the only horn in the band, which is yet another uncommon facet of this CD. He fills the air with slurs and stretched notes, milking every moment for its worth. --Andrew Bartlett
 

CD Reviews

It Rocks, It Swings, Totally Cool
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 12/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rod McGaha's Preacherman is one of my favorite CD's of the year. Don't miss it. The first few boogie woogie notes of Cookout announce that here is a CD pulsing with energy, originality, a nod to the past, but an eye on the future. McGaha's composition "Splip, Bap, Boom'" harkens back to the "straighten up and fly right" 40's melody, but then takes off in different directions, part sass, part sugar candy. Rodgers & Hart's "Lover" starts out with a disjointed feel and smooths into some inspired trumpet from McGaha. McGaha's title track builds as kind of bluesy inspirational piece. McGaha polishes up the Lennon/McCartney "Can't Buy Me Love" with a jazz spontaneity that makes it shine. Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" unfolds so sweetly and lovingly that it becomes new again. McGaha's own "Fruit of the Spirit" is both contemplative and mystical. Don't miss out on this CD! I listen to a lot of music, but rarely do I stand up and cheer as loudly as I do for McGaha's Preacherman!"