The gate sees won a Grammy U.S. singer Kurt Elling in collaboration with rock producer Don was and showing respect for Earth, Wind & Fire, and Joe Jackson, as there already for the poetry of Rumi and Rilke.
As you can expect from Kurt Elling, the door is an impeccably stylish album which coaxes jazz from unusual sources. Prog rock group King Crimson Matte Kudasai is a beautiful opener featuring the bass lines simple by John Patitucci against the soaring vocals and poignant of Elling.
More engineering were dedicated to the song with Beatles Norwegian Wood, with its instrumental sections and vocal, tricky rhythms and time, and deformed exciting his solo of the song John McLean Elling fellow guitar. All this messing with the original may seem unnecessary, but it is for black humor it brings.
As a beat poet, Kurt half speaks, half sings through Nighttown, Lady Bright and he defines his own haunting ballad words Miles Davis blue to green, showing his immense vocal range and rich baritone. It affects notes incredibly high without effort and crafts each sound with such care that it is difficult to say if it is from his vocal cords or a bass or piano.
The door captures Kurt gospel sing, soul and jazz, and it takes even its first step towards the beat-boxing on Samurai Cowboy. Elling rework a solo by bassist Marc Johnson, accumulated layers of percussive vocals while Bob Mintzer accompanies him to the next room tenor saxophone.
They come from different backgrounds, but each of the songs from The Gate describes a unique experience or mood and Elling makes all the fizz with emotion. If life is just, it is certain to be another Grammy winner.