Bob McKay - Classical Praise Flute: God Of All Comfort

Wednesday 1st February 1995
Bob McKay - Classical Praise Flute: God Of All Comfort
Bob McKay - Classical Praise Flute: God Of All Comfort

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD765
RELEASE DATE: 1994-11-18
RRP: £13.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

There is nothing, repeat, nothing, vaguely 'classical' about the opening track here - a delightful jazz bossa nova rendition of Kendrick's "Heaven Is In My Heart" - but then the praise and worship companies' bizarre obsession in squeezing album after album into vacuous album series is bound to eventually make labels meaningless. Bob McKay's sax and flute have been heard on dozens of albums both secular and Christian. Bob plays flute here with fluid warmth, intuitively keeping the improvisation subdued when the melody is strong, like on the exquisite "Faithful One" and making with the embellishments when the source melody is more banal (like "Heaven Is In My Heart" for example). A well above average instrumental album beautifully played by a fine muso.

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