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
Jun 26Minneapolis, MN, US Kurt Elling and Jamecia Bennett at The Belvedere at Crooners
Jul 04Wrocław, Poland Kurt Elling with Kurt Elling at National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki
Aug 06Aspen, CO, US Kurt Elling at St. Regis Hotel