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Take 6
The Standard

Song NameComposer


Sweet Georgia BrownMaceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey Sr.


Straighten Up And Fly RightNat King Cole


Seven Steps To HeavenMiles Davis, Victor Stanley Feldman


Windmills Of Your MindAlan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman


Someone To Watch Over MeGeorge Gershwin


Grace (pre-prise)Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock


Back To YouClaude McKnight


A Tisket A TasketElla Fitzgerald


Bein' GreenJoe Raposo


Do You Know What It Means To Miss New OrleansLouis Alter, Edgar DeLange


What's Going OnRenaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye


Shall We Gather At The RiverRobert Lowry


GraceQuincy Jones

All male sextet Take 6, one of the most innovative and influential Contemporary Christian a cappella groups of all time, was formed at Oakwood College in Alabama in the early 1980s. In 1988 they released "Take 6" nationally, and won Grammies for both best Jazz and best Gospel group. After 9 groundbreaking, critically acclaimed releases, this long-awaited recording, aptly named "the standard," returns to those jazz roots, covering standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (featuring George Benson), the scattish "Seven Steps to Heaven" (featuring Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau and Till Bronner), the moody a cappella "Windmills of Your Mind," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "A Tisket A Tasket" (featuring a sample of the original recording by Ella Fitzgerald), the whimsical "Bein' Green" (with an unexpected Obama plug at the end), the a cappella "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" (featuring Aaron Neville and some great faux horns), and a jazzy a cappella cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (featuring Brian McNight). Take 6's Contemporary Christian material is also included, the autobiographical "Back to You," a bluenote a cappella "Shall We Gather at the River" and the lovely, wordless, accompanied "Grace." Wow. This recording sets "the standard" for Vocal Jazz/Contemporary Christian CD of the year. Don't miss this one, it's a soulful treat from beginning to end!

Item code: 2257C | 1 CD | $11.95 add item to cart
Christian | A Cappella | Male | United States
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