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Waiting On You by Michael J Parlett

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: Jazz, CD, Album, Independent
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Saxophone fronted jazz gospel with a strong urban feel.

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  1. 1. Waiting On You
  2. 2. Blessings Like You Know
  3. 3. True Love
  4. 4. As The Deer
  5. 5. First Fruits
  6. 6. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  7. 7. Lord I Lift Your Name On High
  8. 8. Ishq Tum Bin
  9. 9. Shackles
  10. 10. Speak To My Heart
  11. 11. Welcome Into This Place
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6/10

Reviewed by T A Sutherland

Here's an album with a very wide range of styles in its eclectic mix but with most tracks maintaining an overall light urban jazz vibe, despite Michael Parlett and guest artists dipping successfully into funk, R&B and Asian fusion. I have never been a big fan of jazz covers of well known worship songs and I really think that the handful that appear on this well intentioned and reasonably crafted set of tracks don't really help toward supporting the album. With that gripe over there are a few rather notable tracks to mention, such as the entrancing sound of "Ishq Tum Bin" with tabla and santoor making for a lovely rich sound (but why just one track?). The smooth vocals of Lurine Cato make a strong impression on the nice cover of Mary Mary's chart hit "Shackles". And more quality features in the R&B-tinged "True Love" that shuffles along in a classic jazz club tradition, a really special/uplifting track where Joy Rose of Incognito fame lays down a loose and lucid sound well complimented by Parlett's sax. However, (vivid flashbacks of Cagney And Lacey aside) this album left me dumbstruck as to why it had not been developed along the themes of its most obvious strengths, being the aforementioned more creative, diverse and original numbers. An album with some beautiful and dynamic glimpses of the promised land, but sadly containing too renditions of overt familiar choruses to fully showcase Mr Parlett's obvious proficiency.

Style: Jazz
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 13163
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2005

Saxophone fronted jazz gospel with a strong urban feel.

Posted by Susan Roye in London at 12:04 on Jul 19 2005

Some familiar worship songs and fantastic new tunes and arrangements to relax you and lift your spirit.


Posted by DJEight28 in London at 17:14 on Jul 24 2005

This album is absolutely fantastic. Whether you are a worshipper or just a lover of Jazz music, this album will truly inspire and lift you. It's got a grat mix of tracks from the upbeat cover version of MAry Mary's "Shackles" to the worshipful "Speak To My Heart", made poplar by Donnie McClurkin. It certainly is one of the best jazz albums I have ever owned and I would most definitely recommend this for anyone's collection.















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