Kairos Ensemble - Psalms (live)

Published Wednesday 1st December 2004
Kairos Ensemble - Psalms (live)
Kairos Ensemble - Psalms (live)

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10615-9877
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters

Jazz-influenced but also bordering on pop, this four-piece band have professional saxophonist Dan Foster as their point of contact. The 14 compositions on this album, interpretations of a selection of the Psalms, are from Peter James, who also leads vocals and plays keyboards. The tracks were originally recorded live at a church in Harrow and, within its genre, this is a fine album, from the arrangements, vocals and musicianship. The band will be particularly suited to performing at large festival gatherings but would have a need for guest musicians, the likes of which help make this album such a good piece of work. Guests on the album include Raul D'Oliveira on wind instruments and vocalists Charlotte Parmiter and Joanna James.

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Posted by Mark Prina in Hanford @ 23:35 on Jan 25 2007

The band are playing at St. Matthias' Parish Church, Hanford, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 31st March 2007. Come along and find out if they actually do need guest musicians! Ring 01782 658322 for details. The band will run a worship/ improvisation workshop in the afternoon if the enough musicians are interested. I certainly am. I caught them at Grapevine, Lincoln - they are terrific. It is jazz and it is worship!

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