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Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter 2
Kirk Whalum The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 2
Actor: Kirk Whalum
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 54min


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Actor: Kirk Whalum
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, Other Music
Studio: Word Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/19/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Next Best Thing to Duke Ellington's COME SUNDAY
Vickie Beene Beavers | Atlanta, Ga. United States | 01/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am SO impressed with Kirk Whalum's Project. I haven't been listening to much gospel music lately because it was getting harder for me to differniate between the beat from the lyrics. No offense to the J.Moss', Kiki Shepards' or Tonex' but I don't want to find myself unknowningly grinding on the dance floor to a praise song only after comprehending the lyrics midway through the song. Kirk's Project makes no mistakes or aplogizes for praising God using jazz. Brother Kirk's project aren't jazzy renditions of gospel standards--it's a kalediscope of modern contemporary jazz sounds. And Mr. Whalum includes some of the best musicians on this second project--jazz pianist extordinaire George Duke, bass guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., percussionist Luis Conti, guitar man Jonathan Butler and vocalist Tata Vega.

Although I love this whole project, my personal favorite is the latin tune--EL TODOPODEROSO featuring Tata Vega. I BARELY speak Espanol but I can't help feeling chills everytime I see (and hear) it. It's a Afro-Cuban gem! A close second would be the beautiful melody that Whalum's son co-wrote (and performed) on SEASONS. Watch out jazz world--this 18 year old is fixing to fly! I can't wait until father and son do their thing. But one of the most pleasant surprises in purchasing this DVD is to find out that the Johnathan Butler tune, FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS, appears on this project. For the last few weeks, I've been hearing this on the radio but could never get through to the station that played it so that I could go out and buy the album. And yes...I am going to buy this DVD as late Christmas presents for a few of my friends and family.

Basically, one can not go wrong in buying this DVD. It appeases those folks who don't believe that jazz can be used to praise God as well as us traditional "church heads", i.e. Southern Baptist, AME, CME, COGIC folk. It's music for everyone. It'll make you want to buy the CD. And the amazing thing about Mr. Whalum's music is that you won't feel guilty in moving to it. It's pleasantly sacredly funky! 8-) To think--this has been out for TWO WHOLE YEARS and I am just know finding out about it! Well all I can say is that if Mr. Whalum is ready to do Chapter III in the near future, I will make it a point to be there in Los Angeles for the next recording! I don't just want to listen to great gospel music--I want to be a part of that wonderful praise service.

Kudo's to you Brother Whalum! And if you do plan on doing one next year, I would love to see what you and other artists like Andre Crouch, Walter Hawkins, Cedric Dent (of Take 6) or Kim Burrell could do together. Talk about a jazzy praise there boy. Whew! I can't even imagine it. The heavens will sho nuff tell it!"
JUST THREE WORDS "Out-Stan-Ding!!!!!"
Jonathan Battles | El Paso, Texas | 07/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Cd and DVD is simply marvelous, this is the first time I listened to Gospel Jazz, and it sounds so refreshing, you must have a system in your vehicle, or a 5.1 sound in your home. I recommend this ARTIST Kirk Whalum to any one. The best song on this album is called "Falling In Love With Jesus" performed by Jonathan Butler. By this C.D. now don't wait, click on the icon and order this cd/dvd and Get Blessed."
A high
Me | GA United States | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was having a bad day at work and I came home and my dvd, The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 2 was waiting for me. Like any other, I brought home work that I needed to complete before the next day. After I finished my work, I put my dvd in. I was on such a high after watching The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter 2. I was ready for the rest of the week. I am so thankful of Kirk Whalum who a Christian brother and willing to listen to God."
Tsepiso Malefane | Maseru, Lesotho | 12/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"a jazzy worship and praise for the man up stairs being articulated by some of the best in the business, even today I just cannot believe that someone could have come up with such a sacred concept, fulfiling in both the gospel and the jazz sense. A thing of beauty and a definite collecter's item."