Dwight Tri­ble with Matthew Hal­sall

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HHHH In­spi­ra­tions GONDWANA. CD/LP Thrilling Anglo-Amer­i­can spir­i­tual jazz sum­mit. Al­though his soul­fully sonorous bass-bari­tone voice and cos­mic sen­si­bil­ity mark him out as a grad­u­ate of the Leon Thomas and Andy Bey school of jazz singing, Cincin­nati-born/Los An­ge­les­based Dwight Tri­ble has nev­er­the­less forged his own dis­tinc­tive style. Like Thomas be­fore him, Tri­ble honed his craft un­der the tute­lage of spir­i­tual jazz guru Pharoah San­ders, whom he still per­forms with. Here, Tri­ble joins forces with the noted Manchester trum­peter and Gondwana’s founder, Matthew Hal­sall, in a col­lab­o­ra­tion that re­sulted from their chance meet­ing at a South African jazz fes­ti­val back in 2005. Sym­pa­thet­i­cally ac­com­pa­nied by Hal­sall’s band, Tri­ble presents a dis­parate mix of ma­te­rial, putting his un­mis­tak­able stamp on songs that range from pop clas­sics to jazz stan­dards and gospel hym­nals. His gor­geous re-work­ings of Burt Bacharach & Hal David’s What The World Needs Now and Donny Hath­away & Leroy Hut­son’s Tryin’ Times are stun­ning. Charles War­ing

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