Chris Jasper - Inspired By Love, By Life, By The Spirit

Published Sunday 9th June 2013
Chris Jasper - Inspired By Love, By Life, By The Spirit
Chris Jasper - Inspired By Love, By Life, By The Spirit

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136802-20341
LABEL: Gold City

Reviewed by Tim Holden

Chris is, of course, a former Isley Brother but the days of touring and making hits now seem a long way off. Today he releases occasional albums on his own label. 'Inspired' is a bit of a family affair - only the mixing and mastering engineers are not Jaspers - but as they are all very talented it does not harm the album at all. Moving seamlessly from the funk number "Let My People Go", linking Israel's plight in Egypt to the issues facing Christians today, to the rocky love song "Truly", Chris copes with every style both in the song writing, the performance and the production. It is a shame though that the budget or time constraints could not stretch to having a real rhythm section. The programming is not bad, but a physical drummer and bass player really would make this album come alive which the song writing and Chris's wonderful voice really deserve.

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