Another Way To Praise - Taking A Look Back: The Hymns Project

Wednesday 1st October 1997
Another Way To Praise - Taking A Look Back: The Hymns Project

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Grapetree 0006

Reviewed by Jon Tulloch

The jazz fusion market seems to have been all but cornered by the Abraham Laboriel/Justo Almario partnership, for the simple reason that it's hard to imaging it being done any better. Another Way To Praise have come bravely to that turf and came out really rather well in the comparison. There is a similar feeling of quality; of musicians who are totally in control of their instruments and their creative abilities. Occasional forays into different territories, like the rap sequences on "Oh The Blood Of Jesus" do not sound like desperate flings at variety-for-variety's-sake that mar some albums. There is genuine value in every track and there are a lot of tracks! If I was to be picky I might say that the percussion is something of a weak link, lacking any real imagination. However, overall the plusses far outweigh this only mildly jarring minus. If you fancy the idea of hymns transformed into deftly played funky jazz, check these guys out.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Rod GARLAND in Lynchburg Virginia @ 01:25 on Jan 30 2014

This cd is great!!!!! Ilove every song!!!!!!!! I bought this cd when it first came it is 2014 and I still can't put it away.
I wished I could have seen this group live!!!!!!!! What other cd's
Does this group have out?(please let me know).

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