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Kirk Whalum - Roundtrip

2008-02-07 06:10
Roundtrip feels and sounds like Mr Whalum has come full circle. It’s a musical journey that starts and ends in Kirk’s hometown, Soulsville - that’s Memphis for those that don’t know. You’re guaranteed a whole lot of soul shaking tunes like “Inside” and “In a Whisper”and some baby making jams such as “Ruby Ruby Ruby”.

Kirk plays that sax with sheer ease and comfort and rallies his equally accomplished jazz buddies - Earl Klugh, Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub and a surprise from 90’s R&B singer Shanice and actress Kim Fields - to accompany him on this unforgettable musical journey. If you want a bit of poetry and jazzy love grooves fused with a dash of upbeat funky hip-hop then Roundtrip is just what you need to make any journey unforgettable.

-Gugulethu Mkhabela
Kirk Whalum knows how to work that sax. After all, the man has been around for the past 27 years. Talk about a long walk to freedom. The man has paid his dues and is now reaping what he has sown. It’s no wonder Roundtrip has been nominated for best pop instrumental album for the 50th Grammy Awards.

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