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Featuring: Stu Mindeman – piano, Clark Sommers – double bass, John McLean – guitar,Jeff "Tain" Watts– drums

 

Grammy winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. An international jazz award winner, he has also been Grammy nominated a dozen times.

The Questions, his new studio recording, is Kurt Elling’s musical response to this moment in history and the widespread anxiety of our times. Co-produced by NEA Jazz Master and celebrated saxophonist Branford Marsalis, The Questions unfolds into a rich and irresistible musical conversation, as Elling encourages us to join him in living with big questions and finding courage to face our fears as we seek our own answers.

It opens with Elling's powerful version of Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and gently closes with the wistful yearning of "Skylark." His vibrant and surprising choice of songs takes us on a journey through searching inquiries and thoughtful responses that challenge and inspire, touching on heartache and healing, sorrow and redemption, and the transforming power of love.

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