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Mighty Wind
     

Mighty Wind

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by Andraé Crouch
 
Mighty Wind marks the 40th anniversary of Andraé Crouch in gospel music, a milestone that bears witness to a trailblazing run that took church-friendly choir music beyond the walls of the church. It's been more than eight years since Crouch released an album of original material, but Mighty Wind is not just another recorded product from the legendary

Overview

Mighty Wind marks the 40th anniversary of Andraé Crouch in gospel music, a milestone that bears witness to a trailblazing run that took church-friendly choir music beyond the walls of the church. It's been more than eight years since Crouch released an album of original material, but Mighty Wind is not just another recorded product from the legendary artist, it's an event, which explains why he pulled all the stops to make it as grand and memorable as possible. As an architect of early contemporary gospel music, Crouch is a consummate choirmaster, songwriter, and arranger -- he leaves no stone unturned in this reverent extravaganza, a gala so elegant and well put together it's hard to reconcile what was recorded live and what was a studio concoction. In the hands of less skillful practitioners, an album the scope of Mighty Wind would've fallen apart under its own weight, but Crouch keep all participants in check -- guests Marvin Winans, Fred Hammond, Karen Clark-Sheard, Crystal Lewis, Marcus Cole, and the various backing choirs and singers all stick to the program with finesse and comportment, only getting festive ("Thank You for Everything") or dramatic ("We Give You Glory") when the songs call for it. Oh, the songs: they're the main reason for Crouch's stature in the contemporary gospel pantheon, and here they're still as classy and delicately constructed as ever -- melodic treats with a timelessness and restraint that are trademark Crouch. It's a graceful, pop-sensitive sound, occasionally anchored in the classic R&B that characterized some of his solo work ("Yes Lord," "Come Home"). This stylishness is interrupted ever so slightly by the forced salsa recasting of the Crouch classic "Jesus Is Lord," which didn't really need the added Latin syncopation -- the tune is a classic as is. But that's a minor qualm: Mighty Wind is mighty fine, a fitting capstone to four decades of some the most enduring repertoire contemporary gospel has seen, as well as a great introduction for those who are yet to hear an album from this founding father of contemporary church music.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0828767364520
catalogNumber:
73645
Rank:
107844

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andraé Crouch   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chester Thompson   Drums
Tata Vega   Vocals,Background Vocals
Crystal Lewis   Vocals
Fletch Wiley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Howard McCrary   Background Vocals
Oskar Cartaya   Bass
Karen Clark-Sheard   Vocals
Pedro Eustache   Flute,Saxophone
Rickey Grundy   Keyboards
Fred Hammond   Vocals
Ray Herrmann   Saxophone
Pattie Howard   Background Vocals
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
James McCrary   Background Vocals
Linda McCrary-Campbell   Background Vocals
Kristle Murden   Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Nicole Potts   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Carl Wheeler   Organ
Marvin Winans   Vocals
Crystal Pounds   Background Vocals
Maurice Fitzgerald   Bass
Will Kennedy   Drums
Melonie Daniels   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Ad-Libs
Steve Baxter   Trombone
Carolyn Griffey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dell Abrams   Drums
Marvin Thompson   Trombone
Danah Lewis   Background Vocals
Markita Knight   Choir, Chorus
James Cheeks   Alto Saxophone
Marcus Cole   Vocals
Ingrid Rossario   Vocals
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Keyboard Overdubs,Key Bass
Carol Dennis   Background Vocals
Toya Smith Adams   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Ad-Libs
Tachina Danielle   Vocals
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Daniel Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lauren Evans   Tambourine,Vocals
Danny Graham   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Errol Cooney   Guitar
Howard Smith   Vocals
Alice Jean   Background Vocals
Lawrence Beamen   Vocals
Nena Lockhart   Choir, Chorus
Sue Merriett   Background Vocals
Mighty Wind Choir   Background Vocals
Verdine Parker   Background Vocals
Chamara Pittman   Choir, Chorus
Gustavo Ramirez   Piano
Alberto Salis   Percussion
San Diego Mass Choir   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ricky Watford "Bishop"   Acoustic Guitar
Mo'Horns   Horn
Dave Beatty   Trombone
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Horn Arrangements
Andraé Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Doug Rider   Engineer
Ramon Hervey   Executive Producer,Management
Marvin Thompson   Horn Arrangements
Max Siegel   Executive Producer
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Dylan Koski Budabin   Engineer
Darius Fentress   Engineer
Gwenael Barre   Engineer
Hector Delgado   Engineer
Paris Holland   Engineer
Anthony "AJ" Jefferies   Engineer,Pro-Tools
John Morabito   Engineer,Art Direction,Cover Photo
Alberto Sailis   Arranger
Alberto Salis   rhythm arrangement,Percussion Arrangement
Brian Woodring   Engineer

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Mighty Wind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Listening to the Radio Sampler it takes me back to the original Live (recording) performance of this album,Andrae' blessed us over the years and is still doing it "All because of Jesus" he comes in the form of Hurricane Andrae like a Mighty Rushing Wind..Can't wait to lay my hands on the album..You're still a great blessing to the world..From you're nr1 fan & brother in South Africa Joe Sellidon
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was blessed by the album espeacially ' jesus is here'
Guest More than 1 year ago
He never ceases to amaze me. This album represents the ministry of music at its best. It's uplifting and soul stirring. All because of Jesus is by far my favorite, its is a true worship song. O Give Thanks comes in at a close second. With special guest including Fred Hammond, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marvin Winans you can't go wrong. Andrae' out did himself this time. This CD should be in everyone’s' collection hands down!!!!