Terrance Palmer - Love Letter

Published Thursday 19th July 2007
Terrance Palmer - Love Letter
Terrance Palmer - Love Letter

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 25451-12755
LABEL: Sky Limit 094922701398
RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-25
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tracy Davies-Minta

Terrance Palmer is an A list bassist that has played for prominent gospel artists including Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin. 'Love Letter' is his first release in his own right. It starts with the poem, "Love Letter" recited by his wife Diane. She shares what might be considered as the objective of the album: "Let this be a reminder of our love and his [God's] love. On this album there is a mix of R&B/gospel songs and smooth jazzy instrumental pieces." "Latin Groove" sounds just like its name and has a bit of a Carlos Santana tinge to it. Elsewhere, the vivacious "What If" has a fantastic electric guitar solo by Eric Brice. Palmer's skill is not limited to bass playing; on this album he plays an array of instruments as well as producing and writing most of the songs. Regrettably, the lyrics of "Get To Know You" come across as commonplace, but the gospel tracks "He Won't" and "Head Over Heels" are more promising. The album ends with a worship medley including Gary Sadler's "Lord I Thirst For You", Marty Nystrom's "As The Deer" and Peter Sanchez's "I Exalt Thee". Palmer's jazz interpretations show his ability to give the material a new vibe.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.