Kurt Elling’s ‘The Gate’

Kurt Elling’s ‘The Gate’ is a studio album produced by Don Was and released on February 7, 2011 by Concord.

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Track Listing : 1.Matte Kudasai (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) – 04:19 . 2.Steppin’ Out (Joe Jackson) – 04:48 . 3.Come Running To Me (Herbie Hancock, Allee Willis) – 06:06 . 4.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon And Mccartney) – 05:39 . 5.Blue In Green (Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Frank Martin) – 06:48 . 6.Samurai Cowboy (Kurt Elling, Marc Johnson) – 03:24 . 7.After The Love Has Gone (Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon) – 05:51 . 8.Golden Lady (Stevie Wonder) – 05:47 . 9.Nighttown, Lady Bright (Elling, Don Grolnick) – 09:00

Musicians : Kurt Elling – Vocals . Terreon Gully – Drums, Percussion . John Mclean – Guitar . Bob Mintzer – Tenor Saxophone . John Patitucci – Double Bass . Laurence Hobgood – Piano, Producer . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Kobie Watkins – Drums

Production : Produced By Don Was . Seth Presant – Engineer, Mixing . Chris Allen – Engineer . Paul Blakemore – Mastering . Ted Tuthill – Assistant Engineer

Package : Chris Faust – Cover Photo . Steve Schapiro – Back Cover Photo, Inside Photo . Rachel E. Sullivan – Package Design

Recorded March 15-17, 2010.

ReleasedOn February 7, 2011 By Concord.

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The Guardian
The phrasing of Norwegian Wood seems to be stretching too hard to distinguish itself from the originaland Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady tends towards formulaic soul-jazz, but a dreamy Blue in Green is a tour de force. […]

PopMatters
The Gate is fresh but still swinging, pop but plenty-plenty jazz. It is, if you will, Kurt Elling Plus, which seems like a good value in any economy. […]

BBC
They come from different backgrounds, but each of the songs on The Gate describes a single experience or moodand Elling makes them all fizz with emotion. If life is fair, this is sure to be another Grammy winner. […]

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