...........With a fresh, energetic presentation of original songs that span a number of musical genres from traditional gospel, to contemporary gospel, to jazz-infused inspirational songs, Glenn McMillan and The IMANI SINGERS of Brooklyn, New York is not your typical ensemble. This exciting group will release it's debut CD, ANYHOW, May 2014. Professor Glenn McMillan wrote all of the songs on the 12-track CD, Journey. While their music spans many genres, it also blends, merges and expands these genres to create a fresh, new sound that is uniquely their own. The music and songs are so textured and filled with interesting elements that you can listen to them again and again and still discover a chord, a flourish, syncopation or subtle key change that you had not noticed before. The lyrics are equally compelling, telling stories of revelation, resurrection and redemption; expressing praise and adoration; breathing new life into biblical verses, and bringing the good news of God's power and love to contemporary audiences. The songs on the CD take the listener on a journey of faith: from assurance, the R&B style opener (quot Never Been to Heavenquot;), to love (quot;God is In Every Tomorrow)quot; a starring Latin American tune with a stunning melody and brilliant harmonies, and the funk-rock style praise song, (quot;His Name Shall Be Praisedquot;), to spiritual growth (quot;It Won't Last Always,quot;) with it's hauntingly rich harmonies, and (quot;Never Seen the Righteous Forsaken,quot;), to praise and lively churchy stomp worship song, and (quot;Anyhow, the celebrated single,quot;) an exuberant praise song with universal appeal) and to reverence and benediction (quot;In Your HEARTquot;) a pensive, melodic song with luxuriant harmonies with classical embellishments. The last song on the CD embodies the musical journey in African American gospel music, from small-town southern churches to urban street corners. Lastly, the opening, (quot;Let's
  • Glenn McMillan - Anyhow [CD]
  • Music
Publication Date20140601
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc


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