Kurt Elling – Passion World

June 9, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: arturo sandoval, concord jazz, kurt elling, Passion World, Richard Galliano, Sara Gazarek, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, thejazzpage.com, Till Brönner, WDR Big Band and Orchestra of Germany

(Concord Jazz)

Passion World by Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling is a musical tour of various cultures. This recording, like all of Elling’s offerings, finds him pushing beyond previous boundaries, taking on tunes by composers from Brazil, Ireland, Germany, France, Scotland, Cuba and Ireland. He performs several the tunes in the languages of their origins, as he transforms them in his own tremendous signature musical style. The international flavor of this production is reflected in its array of guest talents, including trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, vocalist Sara Gazarek, German trumpeter Till Brönner, French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the world-renowned WDR Big Band and Orchestra of Germany. This project is truly a journey and yet another stellar effort from Elling, as we’ve come to expect.

Click to listen to a clip of “Si Te Contara”:

Tracks: The Verse, After The Door, Loch Tay Boat Song, Si Te Contara, La Vie En Rose, Bonita Cuba, Where The Streets Have No Name, The Tangled Road, Você Já Foi à Bahia?,Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht (Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, No. 17), Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right), Where Love Is.

Website: KurtElling.com