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Passion World

Kurt Elling

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1
The Verse
Kurt Elling
1:39
2
After The Door
Kurt Elling
3:56
3
Loch Tay Boat Song
Kurt Elling
7:04
4
Si Te Contara
Kurt Elling
5:38
5
La Vie En Rose
Kurt Elling
8:16
6
Bonita Cuba
Kurt Elling
6:40
7
Where The Streets Have No Name
Kurt Elling
4:53
8
The Tangled Road
Kurt Elling
7:20
9
Você Já Foi à Bahia?
Kurt Elling
2:21
10
Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht (Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, No. 17)
Kurt Elling
7:04
11
Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right)
Kurt Elling
4:55
12
Where Love Is
Kurt Elling
5:18
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:04
"Vocal jazz of expansive nature delivered with warmth and generosity. A very fine album indeed."
- TheJazzBreakfast.com

"Five Stars ... a stirring travelogue in song ... it’s hard to imagine anyone else bringing this difficult feat off with such panache."
- The Guardian

"... Elling expands his musical horizons ... he uses his expressive, rich baritone to perform music from three continents in five languages ... (he) eschews familiar jazz standards and the scat singing that's made him the preeminent male jazz vocalist of his generation. But he displays a full range of emotions as he challenges himself in this celebration of musical diversity."
- The Associated Press

Passion World from Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is his most ambitious project yet, indeed his most “worldly” album. As a busy internationally- touring jazz artist, Elling has observed how the same depth of feeling or "passion" is shaped differently by cultures around the world. Drawing on material from over six countries, Elling searches out those particular cultural sensibilities, creating an emotionally charged mosaic that amplifies a profound array of universal experiences. Vibrant with diversity, Passion World is also a singular celebration of what makes us all human. The star-studded album features guest appearances from veteran Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, acclaimed young vocalist Sara Gazarek, German trumpet star Till Brönner, French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Big Band and Orchestra from Germany.
96 kHz / 24-bit* PCM – Concord Music Group Studio Masters

*Tracks 3, 5, 10 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM.

Produced by Kurt Elling
Co-Produced by Chris Dunn and Bryan Farina
Recorded by Chris Allen and Ted Tuthill at Sear Sound, New York, NY December 2-3, 2014
Assistant Engineer: Lim Wei
Additional Recording and Mixed by Seth Presant at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA
“Loch Tay Boat Song” Recorded by Mark McKellen at The Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow, Scotland February 23, 2014. Music commissioned by the SNJO with support from Creative Scotland
“Bonita Cuba” Produced by Arturo Sandoval, Recorded by Dustin Higgins in Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2015
“La Vie En Rose and “Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht (Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, No. 17)” Produced by Lucas Schmid, Coordination by Annette Hauber, Recording Producer Christian Schmitt, Engineered by Reinhold Nickel, assisted by Thomas Kupilas at WDR Studios, Köln, Germany, November 29 - December 4, 2012
Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering
A&R Administration: Mary Hogan
Photography: Anna Webber Cover
Photo: Kurt Elling
Package Design: Andrew Pham

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