Gloryhouse - Music For Life

Tuesday 1st April 1997
Gloryhouse - Music For Life

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Gloryhouse Productions 1 1

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Gloryhouse are a London-based production company with a heart to offer their services to Britain's burgeoning gospel scene. This album is very much a shop window for their talents as well as being a celebration of jazz orientated praise. Several of the tracks here are written by Gloryhouse's keyboards maestro Mark Burgher and if your tastes veer towards the more tasteful end of mellow jazz you'll delight in the fluid grooves presented here. There's also an array of guest vocalists the best known of whom Maxine Richards. Beverley Carr and Ray Lewis all turn in credible vocal performances. The material is largely original with a couple of classic praise choruses added and if the mood is very much late night cocktail jazz presumably that's precisely what they were aiming form. If you're looking for jazz gospel with which to worship or you want to support a grassroots gospel initiative, get your cheques off to Gloryhouse.

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