New Releases For February 14, 2012

Kirk Whalum
Romance Language

Kirk Whalum - Romance Language

The John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman classic re-imagined and re-romanced for a new era of lovers.

The scenario: A titan tenor saxophone stylist - set apart, amongst other things, by his very personal sound - decides to go into the studio with a singer he admires and feels is vastly underrated. There are many objectives for the session, top among them being to record an album of ballads and to garner wider recognition for the singer through the fans of the sax player and the vocalist's sheer talent.

John Coltrane teaming up with Johnny Hartman in 1963... and Kirk Whalum's latest project featuring his brother Kevin entitled Romance Language (in spite of the many years that separate these recordings) bear many more similarities than differences. In fact the end result is exactly the same; romance at a level so intense that verbal language alone is inadequate to portray. Here's an attempt: easily two of the most romantic jazz albums of their respective eras.

Listen Now!

FEATURED TRACK

"Spend My Life With You"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. They Say It's Wonderful
  2. 2. Dedicated To You
  3. 3. My One And Only Love
  4. 4. Lush Life
  5. 5. You Are Too Beautiful
  6. 6. Autumn Serenade
  7. 7. Almost Doesn't Count
  8. 8. I Wish I Wasn't
  9. 9. I Wanna Know
  10. 10. Spend My Life With You

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Jun 19
    Nashville, TN, US Tia Fuller and Kirk Whalum at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill
  • Jul 07
    Detroit, MI, US Sheila E., Monica Blaire, Avery*Sunshine, Mike Phillips, and 18 more… at Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
  • Jul 21
    Detroit, MI, US Kirk Whalum and Keiko Matsui at Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
  • Aug 07
    Houston, TX, US Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair, Vincent Ingala, and Kenny Lattimore at Arena Theatre
  • Aug 08
    Hollywood, CA, US Dave Koz and Tower of Power with Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair, and 2 more… at Hollywood Bowl
  • Aug 14
    Reading, PA, US Boscovs Berks Jazz Fest 2021
  • Aug 28
    St. Helena, CA, US Dave Koz with Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum, and Vincent Ingala at Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Winery
  • Aug 29
    St. Helena, CA, US Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum, and Vincent Ingala at Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Winery
  • Aug 29
    St. Helena, CA, US Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum, and Vincent Ingala at Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Winery
  • Sep 03
    San Diego, CA, US Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum, Vincent Ingala, and Kenny Lattimore at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
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