Darryl Tookes | Journey to the Hieros Gamos

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Journey to the Hieros Gamos

by Darryl Tookes

"THE EMERGING ICON OF A NEW ARTISTIC VISION AND MUSICAL IDENTITY"
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Baby Don’t Stop
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2. Sacred Marriage
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3. The Promise (Billy Strayhorn)
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4. Losing My Mind
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5. Champion Of Hearts
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6. Hey Now
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7. Where Did I Go Wrong?
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8. Elephant In The Room
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9. One Summer Day
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10. Counting The Days Till Spring
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11. Here I Go (Falling In Love)
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12. The Compromise
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13. Measure My Life
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14. Love Will Survive
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Darryl Tookes has come full circle, formed a new band and recorded a new CD, "Hieros Gamos." Rodolfo Zuniga on drums, Rolando Grooscors on acoustic guitar, Brian MacDougal on upright bass and Tookes on Fender Rhodes and vocals.

"Hieros Gamos" which translates Sacred Marriage in English, is a 14-song set of new songs written by Tookes. Live performances of great musicians captured on CD, playing original music with absolute abandon and complete command. Poetry in motion,

“Hieros Gamos” was recorded flawlessly by Grammy winning engineer, Felipe Tichauer in Pro Tools HD.

Guest appearances by Longineu Parsons on Trumpet, Recorder and Flute, Johnny James on soprano and alto sax, and Joseph Joubert on piano and as arranger for string quartet all contribute to the eclectic sound of this sweet CD.

Mixed by Eric Schilling and Mastered by Bob Katz, both multiple Grammy winners, “Hieros Gamos” is the perfect listening experience. For Tookes, the band, it is the beginning of their musical journey together. The Sacred Marriage of sensual and spiritual.

"The emerging icon of a new artistic vision and musical identity"


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Romayne Berry

The CD transforms the listener to another place . . .
The CD is electrifying. Each time I listen, it engenders a new and full range of emotion. It's one of the best I've ever heard!!! Thank you Darryl for sharing your music.

Sharon

Darryl is authernticity in its purest form, with his voice and poetic lyrics
In a world today where quality has been put a side, and the call for excellence has been forgotten, Darryl Tookes has given us a sense of restoration for these vital characteristics. He is without a doubt "The Messenger for the Millenium". He is the profound messenger that uses his voice as a vessel to reach our hearts. "Well Done!!!!!!!

Helen Jarroe

This is a beautiful piece of work!
This is a beautiful piece of work. Thanks very much for the opportunity to review and play this music on my programme. Sincerely Helen Jarroe Cairns FM89.1 Australia

Gi Dussault

For all music lovers, no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD player
For all music lovers, no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD player. Really great CD. Buy it, you will not be disapoint at all. Gi Dussault Co-Host & Co-Producer Upper Room Radio Show www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com www.myspace.com/upperroomwithjoekelley

Alex Pijnen

Fantastic Album. Great stuff for our Radio Station.
Fantastic Album. Great stuff for our Radio Station.
BRTO Radio

Pascal Dorban

Nice compositions, enchanting voice and good musicians
Nice compositions, enchanting voice and good musicians contribute to make the listening of this album very enjoyable. Pascal Dorban Radio ARA, Luxembourg

Tony Bates

A very interesting, engaging and innovative album that immediately draws the lis
A very interesting, engaging and innovative album that immediately draws the listener in. The fusion of musical styles, in such a seamless manner, leaves one breathless.

Michael Criddle

What a great sound you have!
What a great sound you have, I have played several of your tracks to date and plan to schedule more in future programs. Keep up the good work and please keep me up to date with your progress Regards Michael Criddle OzRadio Triple H-FM

ALEXIS

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CD
THIS CD WILL BE FORWARDED TO FAMU'S WAMF. THE LISTENER IS DRAWN IN AND ALL THE AIR WAS REPLACED WITH A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY!!!

William Heaton Records

Journey To Thr Hieros Gamos Nominated for 9 Grammys!
JOURNEY TO THE HIEROS GAMOS NOMIMATED FOR 9 GRAMMYS
Including Album Of The Year



Congratulations to the Darryl Tookes Band on receiving 9 Grammy nominations for their new CD, Journey to the Hieros Gamos. Along with being nominated for Album of the Year, they are also nominated for Record of the Year for Where Did I Go Wrong?; Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best R&B Song for Baby Don’t Stop.



Rounding out the Band Categories is DTB’s Elephant in the Room – nominated for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.



Individually, Darryl Tookes is nominated for Song of the Year – as the writer of Measure My Life; for which Joseph Joubert received the nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). In the Jazz Field, Band member Rolando Grooscors is nominated for Best Instrumental Solo for his guitar solo on One Summer Day.



In the Production, Non-Classical category, Eric Schilling and Felipe Tichauer are nominated for Best Engineered Album.



William Heaton Records congratulates the Darryl Tookes Band and all who worked on this, our first recording project. We wish them the very best of luck, and anticipate a great working relationship for many years to come!
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