Passion World is the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, living up to its title on both counts. It is indeed his most "worldly" album to date, as Elling casts his net far and wide, from Brazil to Ireland, Germany to France, Scotland to Cuba to Iceland. Guests include the brilliant veteran trumpeter Cuban émigré Arturo Sandoval; the widely lauded young vocalist Sara Gazarek; German trumpet star Till Brönner; French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano; the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the world-renowned WDR Big Band and Orchestra from Germany.
- 1. The Verse
- 2. After The Door
- 3. Loch Tay Boat Song
- 4. Si Te Contara
- 5. La Vie En Rose
- 6. Bonita Cuba
- 7. Where The Streets Have No Name
- 8. The Tangled Road
- 9. Você Já Foi à Bahia?
- 10. Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht (Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, No. 17)
- 11. Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right)
- 12. Where Love Is
Jan 26Fort Lauderdale, FL, US Kurt Elling at Blue Note at Sea
Feb 14Niagara Falls, ON, Canada Kurt Elling at Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Mar 08Evanston, IL, US Kurt Elling at S.P.A.C.E.
Mar 09Kansas City, MO, US Kurt Elling at Folly Theater
Mar 13Kansas City, MO, US Jazz at the Bistro 2019
Mar 23Boston, MA, US Fred Hersch with Kurt Elling and Kate Mcgarry at Berklee Performance Center
Apr 06Indianapolis, IN, US Kurt Elling at Hilbert Circle Theatre
Apr 25Wilmington, NC, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW
Apr 26Blacksburg, VA, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
Apr 27Durham, NC, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University