Ms. Wilson's voice is the feature here and she did not disappoint, but despite a generally pleasing performance, it was a bit disappointing that Ms.Wilsons' voice was not highlighted more and that band, however good, was more in the background.
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The Revolution Will Be Jazz is certainly a noble homage to Gil Scott-Heron and his work. Mr. Ruffin should be proud of the results. With this album Mr. Gates has successfully ventured into new ground.
Tall, imposing and with a sonorous speaking voice, Mark Murphy was gifted with many talents, but he always knew -- since he heard Art Tatum as a kid -- that he was a jazzer.
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