Alive: Music & Dance

Alive: Music & Dance

by John Tesh
     
 

Since emerging in the 1990s as an incredibly rhythmic and melodic composer and keyboardist (whose musical background included winning Emmys for sports themed music), John Tesh has made no bones about infusing his music with strong elements of his deep Christian faith. This disc, which is a companion soundtrack to a DVD of his hugely successful music and dance touring… See more details below

Overview

Since emerging in the 1990s as an incredibly rhythmic and melodic composer and keyboardist (whose musical background included winning Emmys for sports themed music), John Tesh has made no bones about infusing his music with strong elements of his deep Christian faith. This disc, which is a companion soundtrack to a DVD of his hugely successful music and dance touring production, dramatically juxtapose elements of both. The massive production, which was inspired by the artist's sneak peak at his young daughter's dance lessons, features a cast of nearly a 100 kids between 13 and 21. His always prominent piano is backed by youthful solo singers, a choir, a full band, and a string section. What you can't experience on the CD alone are the powerful visuals of the young dancers, some performing ballet, others more contemporary hip-hop and lyrical styles. Musically, the 12 tracks tap into the many aspects of Tesh's expansive artistry, from his love for electronic based world music (the symphonic, richly percussive "Drumline," the Latin vocal-spiced "Canta Domine"), upbeat synth and electric guitar driven grooves ("Two Worlds"), and lush piano pieces ("Beginnings," "Garden City"). He saves his gospel/worship vibe for the last two tracks, a lively church choir rendition of Mary Mary's exuberant "Shackles" and a medley of "Awesome God," and Kirk Franklin's "He Reigns." While the music only tells half the story, the CD version of Alive: Music & Dance is not only a high-spirited concert experience but a powerful overview of the many musical faces of an amazing instrumental artist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
Label:
Garden City Music
UPC:
0748143461820
catalogNumber:
34618

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Tesh   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer,Musician
Tim Landers   Bass Guitar,Track Performer,Musician,Group Member
Brian Price   Guitar,Group Member
Marvin Taylor   Group Member
Anna Leavitt   Cello,Group Member
Victoria Beasley   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
José Antonio Romero   Group Member
Edna T. Robinson   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Nate Wood   Drums,Group Member
Jude del Hierro   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Grace Brown   Group Member
Lindsay Brown   Group Member
Joseph Julian Gonzalez   Group Member
Esther Mae Davis   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Michael Dawson   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Frank Lynn   Group Member
Christine Miller   Vocals,Track Performer,Musician
Billy Ray Stephens   Hammond Organ,Group Member
Jessica Bellflower   Violin,Group Member
Paul Dunne   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Rhoda Schultz   Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Stephanie Hudson   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Stan Sinclair   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Daniel Hernan Willy Martinez   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Steve Wilkie   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Christine Drescher Jones   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Daniel Bushrah Sesay   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Joanne Wolter   Viola,Group Member
Nicole Walters   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Chanel Ueblacker   Violin,Group Member
Chris Trainor   Group Member
Kyle Rupley   Viola,Group Member
Chasity Rossum   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Benjamin Ramirez   Percussion,Group Member
Becky J. Osterberg   Cello,Group Member
Keith Olson   Group Member
Melody Nowak   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Wladimir Navarro   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Mike Mondragon   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Cherie McNeal   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Heather McMinn   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Tom McMillen   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Bonnie McConkey   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Chandler Marvin   Group Member
Rhonda Knight   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Mahlon Knight   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Caroline Chadima Johnson   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Brenda Hollman   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Chelsie Frisby   Group Member
Karen Ehrhard   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Heather Eddy   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Kris Dunlap   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Rus Donelson   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Barb Dishmon   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Paula Deangeles   Violin,Group Member
Stacey Copeland   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Shauna Chanda-Laxson   Vocals,Track Performer,Musician
Desiree Cedeno-Suarez   Violin,Group Member
Casey Bauer   Group Member
Sophia Banks   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Beth Ayala   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Jordan Ast   Group Member
Andrew Akerman   Violin,Group Member

Technical Credits

Rich Mullins   Composer
John Tesh   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Cindy Morgan   Composer
Ken Carpenter   Producer
Kirk Franklin   Composer
Tim Landers   Arranger,Composer,Music Direction
Gregg Nestor   Orchestration,Score
Robert Carpenter   Producer
Kevin Miller   Still Pictures
David Habegger   Audio Production
Michael Caprio   Marketing,Public Relations
Eric Schmidt   Orchestration,Score
Erica Atkins   Composer
Trecina Atkins   Composer
Warryn Campbell   Composer
Scott Meyers   Marketing,Public Relations
Gib Gerard   Producer
Connie Sellecca   Executive Producer
Lesley Burbridge   Marketing,Public Relations
Michael Sacci   Producer
Stan Sinclair   Composer,Producer,Graphic Design
Barcie Waite   Costume Design
Scott LeBaron   Still Pictures
Linda Klosterman   Marketing,Public Relations

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