Never out of Season (Remixed and Re-Mastered) Bob Baldwin
- 1Be Blessed (No Stress)05:04
- 2In the Beginning (Remixed and Re-Mastered)05:48
- 3Where's That Smile06:25
- 4Speak to My Heart (Remixed and Re-Mastered)04:41
- 5Third Coming (Remixed and Re-Mastered)04:58
- 6Ukuphilia (Remixed and Re-Mastered)07:12
- 7Jesus Loves Me (Remixed and Re-Mastered)05:51
- 8The Lord's Prayer / Let the Church Say Amen (Remixed and Re-Mastered)05:00
- 9I Surrender All (Remixed and Re-Mastered)05:16
- 10Hallelujah / The Appreciation (Remixed and Re-Mastered)06:47
Info for Never out of Season (Remixed and Re-Mastered)
In 1986, Bob Baldwin helped to lay bricks for the foundation of what is now called "Gospel Jazz" with his work on the Tom Browne "No Longer I" disc. Prior to him, only groups like Koinonia and Seawind preceded both funk-jazz icon Browne and Baldwin, as they both wanted to showcase their love for the creator while being known for the music they enjoy playing...jazz. That said, Baldwin finally fulfills a promise made to his late Aunt (Lettie Ayers) by re-mixing his project of 2011 in high-res 24-bit audio, finally issued on CD for the first time. This Gospel-Jazz piece features Marcus Anderson on sax, opening the disc with an uplifting groove piece called "Be Blessed (no Stress)"...he's later featured on the Donnie McClurkin classic "Speak to my Heart". Pianist Baldwin hearkens us back to the 1600's with jazzed-up classic hymns like "The Lord's Prayer / Let the Church say Amen", featuring Corvina Nielson (Vocals). Baldwin speaks to the current social conditions today with "Where's That Smile?", featuring Washington, D.C. Vocal sensation Lori Williams. Interpretations of "Silent Night", "Hallelujah" and "Jesus Loves Me" round out the set with a piano 'churchy' original "Prologue". This NY pianist shows off his church chops he honed when playing for churches in the 1980's. Those chops were reinforced when he saw Tramaine Hawkins live in college in the early 80's...it was there he envisioned the blend of Jazz and Gospel as a format. While his love for Gospel music is evident, he never strays far from his first love of jazz on this project, staying true to his "Baldwin sound". This is a must-have for Baldwin fans and those in Gospel looking for a new twist in their music collection. - written by the staff at City Sketches, Inc.
Bob Baldwin, paino
New York native Bob Baldwin has recorded on six of the seven inhabitable continents, and while Antarctica is not on his recording bucket list, his international list, including Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, UK, Canada, is quite impressive. "Whether it's a crowd of 30,000 or a small restaurant of 60, I refuse to rob my audience of great music and a good experience", says Baldwin.
His 'theme' projects of Stevie Wonder, Thom Bell and Michael Jackson have all charted mightily on the Billboard Jazz charts, all hitting in the top 15.
His latest releases "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Never out Of Season", were both remixed and remastered in the spirit of hi-def. Whereas older recordings would peak at the average 16-bit maximum, Bob is trying to push the envelope in re-tracking some of the music in 24-bit (and sometimes 32-bit mode).
What's next? Well...funny you should ask. Bob Baldwin will be releasing another cool theme project of a very special music group...stay tuned.
The Brazilian-American Soundtrack (2016) was his 22nd disc, and is a fantastic journey through Rio, Ipanema Beach, Atlanta and New York City and showcases original music, plus music from legendary writers and artists like Djavan, Ivan Lins and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Also, check out his 23rd disc, "The Gift of Christmas", featuring Marcus Anderson and Corvina Nielsen, released in 2016.
This album contains no booklet.