℗ 2021 Whaling City Sound
Released September 17, 2021
Duration 1h 15m 06s
Catalogue No. WCS132
Genre Jazz
 

A Song of Hope

Eric Wyatt, Donald Vega, Eric Wheeler, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Samara Joy, Kahlil Kwame Bell, Jeff Watts, Theo Croker, Chris Lowery, Clifton Anderson, Mike Boone, Mekhi Boone

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1.1
A Song of Hope
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts
5:58
1.2
Fragile
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Samara Joy; Kahlil Kwame Bell; Jeff Watts
6:23
1.3
Blues for RH
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Theo Croker
7:00
1.4
Fur Live
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Theo Croker; Chris Lowery; Clifton Anderson; Kahlil Kwame Bell
7:00
1.5
Chance
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Kahlil Kwame Bell
6:28
1.6
One 4 Hakim
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Theo Croker
8:02
1.7
Say Her Name
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Samara Joy; Kahlil Kwame Bell
3:38
1.8
Tain Dance
Eric Wyatt; Jeff Watts
5:32
1.9
Sunset Park Bonita
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Eric Wheeler; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Chris Lowery; Clifton Anderson; Kahlil Kwame Bell
7:35
1.10
Central Park West
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Mike Boone; Chris Lowery; Mekhi Boone
5:30
1.11
Contemplation
Eric Wyatt; Donald Vega; Mike Boone; Chris Lowery; Mekhi Boone
8:55
1.12
Of Things to Come RTK
Eric Wyatt; Jeff Watts
3:05
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As the follow-up to his 2019 release "The Golden Rule: For Sonny," Eric Wyatt’s "A Song for Hope" is vastly different in both tone and intent. Where the former was a tour de force, a tribute to Sonny Rollins and a straight-ahead blast of straight-ahead bop, Wyatt’s new record is more adventurous, colorful, unpredictable, and wide-ranging. Both are beautiful, for some of the same – but also different – reasons. The energy is undeniable. On songs like “Fur Live” and McCoy Tyner’s “Contemplation,” Wyatt, along with drum legend Jeff “Tain” Watts, together lay it all on the table. Bassist Eric Wheeler and pianist Donald Vega join in, matching the energy with harmonic zest and fresh excitement. Elsewhere, as on the Breonna Taylor tribute “Say Her Name,” the lights dim a touch and the contrast is luminous. On Wyatt’s soulful take on Sting’s “Fragile,” he invites singer Samara Joy, the 21-year old winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, to chime in, and she does so with drama and elegance. Recorded during the pandemic in a single session at Rudy Van Gelder’s historic Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio, A Song of Hope brings all the brio you’d expect from a Wyatt outing and more. His intent to shine beaming rays of optimism across what was then a barren musical landscape is noble, fulfilling. In accomplishing that intention, the man and his saxophone embrace new ideas, expand the band’s musical boundaries, and create a vast and gratifying journey for the listener to enjoy.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Whaling City Sound Studio Masters
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A Song of Hope
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Fragile
-0.30-17.86-14.612
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Blues for RH
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Fur Live
-0.30-17.67-15.113
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Chance
-0.30-20.88-17.815
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One 4 Hakim
-0.30-18.83-15.914
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Say Her Name
-0.30-17.52-13.812
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Tain Dance
-0.20-19.10-14.014
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Sunset Park Bonita
-0.30-17.51-14.513
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Central Park West
-0.30-17.84-15.113
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Contemplation
-0.30-18.36-15.213
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Of Things to Come RTK
-0.30-19.07-15.314

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