The evolution of Jazz in the American culture has included integrating and encompassing many styles of music. Now, Phoenix based saxophonist, John Amato has given us a high quality interpretation of Jazz fused with gospel. In "The Master''s Peace," Amato combines superb instrumental talent (he plays alto, tenor, and soprano sax and flute on this recording) with excellent vocals and old standards with the contemporary strains of jazz.
Traditional gospel music lovers may find it difficult to recognize the old favorite, "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms." The new twist involves a beat that kicks and a crisp, clean vocal arrangement that is more reminiscent of Grover Washington''s back up than a gospel choir. Also rooted in the traditional is "Blessed Assurance." This cut would fill any dance floor were the lyrics omitted. On a mellow tip, "Zion" and "Your Peace Is My Will," provide the perfect background for relaxation and reflection after a long, hard day.
The very best of gospel and jazz are combined in this recording, making it a must hear. So move over Kenny G. John Amato is well on his way to becoming a superstar in what is still virtually unexplored territory -- but he is clearly building a musical bridge that will span into the future and blur the defining line between gospel and https://www.tradebit.comn Amato grew up in Detroit Michigan began playing saxaphone at the age of seven,John was influenced by many of the Big Bands, Jazz Artist and R&https://www.tradebit.comn Also recorded with Motown Records four years back in the sixties..
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