Church Boy

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Urban jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner scored a multitude of instrumental radio hits from his first three solid recordings, but his album titles always implied a search for his true identity as an artist. First there was Babysoul, then his nickname Lil' Man Soul, and then his self-titled third set. With his fourth and most dynamic and muscular collection, Joyner "comes home" and admits to being what he always was at heart -- an unapologetic Church Boy, raised to love God and express that through praise and gospel music. While the scorching intensity of some tracks, the emotional maturity of others, and the overall flow of joy and spontaneity is all Joyner's (and always ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Urban jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner scored a multitude of instrumental radio hits from his first three solid recordings, but his album titles always implied a search for his true identity as an artist. First there was Babysoul, then his nickname Lil' Man Soul, and then his self-titled third set. With his fourth and most dynamic and muscular collection, Joyner "comes home" and admits to being what he always was at heart -- an unapologetic Church Boy, raised to love God and express that through praise and gospel music. While the scorching intensity of some tracks, the emotional maturity of others, and the overall flow of joy and spontaneity is all Joyner's (and always what he was capable of as an artist), he wisely seeks the blessings and musical contributions of his genre's two musical apostles, fellow saxman Kirk Whalum and guitarist Jonathan Butler. Joyner and Whalum create a playful duality and conversation on Kirk Franklin's spirited, funk-driven clapalong, while Butler adds his snappy acoustic charms to the high-octane, electric guitar-charged soaring rocker "Bless the Lord (Son of Man)," a Tye Tribbett classic. Joyner finds a unique way of mixing renowned spirituals (a dreamy closing take on "Jesus Loves Me") with contemporary Christian hits (a hypno-funky spin on Franklin's "Hosanna," a soaring and expectation-filled romp through TobyMac's "City on Our Knees"), and mainstream pop tunes with a spiritual lilt (Justin Bieber's "Pray"). While Joyner saves the best for first with the throbbing energy of Israel Houghton's "You Are Good," he's also got some original magic up his sleeve later, with tunes like the pocket groove ballad "Free Fallin'" and "Sunday Jam," which opens with a rich improvisation before settling into a reflective, happy-smooth midtempo flow. Like the prodigal son, Joyner wandered off his true musical path, and though he found some riches along the way, it's a blessing to all that he found his way back home
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • UPC: 181475703327
  • Catalog Number: 7033
  • Sales rank: 92,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Are Good (4:03)
  2. 2 City On Our Knees (4:45)
  3. 3 I Smile (5:24)
  4. 4 Hosanna (4:37)
  5. 5 Still I Rise (6:17)
  6. 6 Bless The Lord (Son Of Man) (5:02)
  7. 7 Pray (3:59)
  8. 8 Free Fallin' (3:40)
  9. 9 This Is My Song (3:44)
  10. 10 Sunday Jam (6:06)
  11. 11 Jesus Loves Me (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jackiem Joyner Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Jonathan Butler Acoustic Guitar
Raymond Johnson Drums
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Les Butler Piano, Keyboards
Kay Ta Matsuno Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Matt Hamel Vocals
Brittani Cole Vocals
Dee Cole Vocals
Rachelle Malbrough Ellison Vocals
Louis Hohl Vocals
Lola Joyner Vocals
Technical Credits
Percy Bady Composer
Kirk Franklin Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Omar Martinez Composer
Toby McKeehan Composer
James Moore Composer
Fred Tackett Composer
Kelly Owens Composer
James Harris Composer
Maria Ehrenreich Producer
Denny Stilwell Executive Producer
William B. Bradbury Composer
Raj Naik Art Direction
Israel Houghton Composer
Cary Barlowe Composer
Jackiem Joyner Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Instrumentation
Jon Owens Composer
Adam Messinger Composer
Nasri Atweh Composer
Justin Bieber Composer
Kevin Clayton Engineer
Tom Malkiewicz Engineer
Gil Tamazyan Mastering
Anna Bartlett Warner Composer
Matt Hamel Composer
Gretchen Valade Executive Producer
Louis Hohl Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    Great help. Smooth listening.

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