No Ways Tired

No Ways Tired

by Kim Burrell

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Overview

Dubbed by some as "this generation's Ella Fitzgerald" for her uncanny brilliance at blending vocal jazz and gospel sensibilities, the veteran singer was hardly inactive during her years between her last Tommy Boy date in 2001 and this brilliant re-emergence on Shanachie in 2009. Craftily balancing secular and religious recording and performing endeavors, she's continued to be the toast of the gospel world while working with everyone from Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder to R. Kelly and, in 2009, George Clinton on the funkster's George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, also on Shanachie. She reminds listeners of her secular and jazz vibes in a single swoop on the "Prelude" to this disc, scatting her way through a Wonder riff. Then she launches her full-on praise report with the vibrant, uptempo declaration "Happy," composed with her co-producer, Chris "Big Dog" Davis. Working with a colorful palette of arrangements, styles, and tempos, she follows a bold and brassy choir singalong like the title track and a thoughtful and contemplative "I Surrender All" with a lovely, passionate rendering of "Someone to Watch Over Me" -- a secular song she reinterprets as an expression of worship. From there, it's a mix of infectious renditions of well-known church tunes and beautiful originals (which could easily become standards of their own) like "Jesus" and the choir-enhanced "Yes to Your Will." In her liner notes, the powerhouse singer writes: "What an amazing life to live...music." Longtime fans waiting impatiently for this emotionally and spiritually compelling album to come along will be glad that she's making her own music again after years of applying her talents to the works of others.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351577429
catalogNumber: 5774
Rank: 66300

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kim Burrell   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Wayne Bruce   Guitar
Chris Davis   Various
Mark Walker   Bass Guitar
Jay Williams   Drums
Chris Edwards   Keyboards
Rhon Lawrence   Guitar
Kathy Burrell   Vocals,Background Vocals
LaKeisha Lewis   Background Vocals
Anthony Nicholson   Bass
Christie Oscar   Background Vocals
Joey Oscar   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Chris Davis   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Kim Burrell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Daniel Weiss   Executive Producer
Curtis Burrell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Kathy Burrell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Damon Mace   Engineer
Joey Oscar   drum programming

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