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Kirk Whalum

March 27th, 2015

Born:
Kirk Whalum

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Kirk Whalum

Biography

From his early days in Memphis where he played in his father's church choir, veteran saxophonist Kirk Whalum drew inspiration from the rich musical traditions of that city, including gospel, R&B, blues, and eventually jazz. He received a scholarship to attend music school at Texas Southern University, where he formed a band in 1979 and began playing shows on the local club circuit. When he opened for Bob James in Houston in 1984, the pianist was impressed with Whalum's expressive style, and invited him to play on his album 12. Whalum soon signed with Columbia Records and released his first solo album, Floppy Disk, in 1985. That album (as well as the next two, 1988's And You Know That! and 1989's The Promise) was produced by James, continuing the musicians' fruitful partnership. The early '90s saw Whalum issuing two more albums on the Columbia label — Caché in 1993 and In This Life in 1995 — each of them earning the saxophonist increased commercial attention and critical praise. Later, a duet with James titled “Joined at the Hip” took Whalum's career to a new level, as the song garnered Whalum his first Grammy nomination.

Top Albums


1. The Gospel A..

2. Everything I..

3. For You

4. Human Nature..

5. The Gospel A..

6. The Gospel A..

7. Romance Lang..

8. The Best of ..

9. The Gospel A..

10. Performs the..

11. The Christma..

12. Into My Soul

13. Unconditiona..

14. Kirk Whalum ..

15. Imagine This

16. More of Ever..

17. Roundtrip

18. He's Been Ju..

19. In This Life

20. And You Know..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Love Is the Answer Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 7:37 $1.29
2.
Let 'Em In Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 6:21 $1.29
3.
Falling In Love With Jesus (Album Ve.. Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 8:29 $1.29
4.
Keep on Pushing Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 5:56 $1.29
5.
Make Me A Believer Gospel According To Jazz – .. 6:23 $1.29
6.
Cain't Stay Blue Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 8:24 $1.29
7.
This Is the Day Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 6:11 $1.29
8.
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless C.. Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 4:09 $1.29
9.
Sunday's Best Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 6:47 $1.29
10.
Wait for the Sunshine Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 4:43 $1.29
11.
There Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 6:00 $1.29
12.
My Hero Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 7:00 $1.29
13.
Just as I Am Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 2:52 $1.29
14.
Do You Feel Me Into My Soul 4:54 $0.99
15.
Kirk's Improv Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 2:27 $1.29
16.
Nannette Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 5:03 $1.29
17.
Intro to Madiba Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 1:03 $1.29
18.
I See You Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 6:24 $1.29
19.
Intro to I See You Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 2:09 $1.29
20.
Avé Maria Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 2:05 $1.29
21.
Triage Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 9:39 $1.29
22.
Beauty in Strength, Strength in Weak.. Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 3:52 $1.29
23.
Intro to Beauty in Strength, Strengt.. Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 0:22 $1.29
24.
Intro to There Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 2:37 $1.29
25.
Intro to This Is the Day Gospel According to Jazz, C.. 0:36 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Make Me a Beli..

2. You Are Everyt..

3. He's Been Just..


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