Thanks so much for taking a minute to check out some great Inspirational Smooth Jazz (Instrumental Gospel Jazz)!!
Over the last few decades, jazz artists have been making appearances on Gospel projects throughout the music world. In recent years Gospel Jazz has begun to rise up as an interesting new blend of Christian/Gospel favorites, recorded by Jazz Artists, and the trend has been more and more instrumental in approach.
Greg Vail has worked in Christian, Gospel, Jazz and Smooth Jazz circles for the past 25 years and this latest CD by Vail is a true masterpiece for this growing ‘Inspirational Jazz’ genre.
Vail is a long time member of Saddleback Church and has performed and/or recorded with Saddleback, the Purpose Driven Church and Purpose Driven Life movement/conferences held worldwide, Maranatha Music, Vineyard Music, Campus Crusade for Christ, CBA - The Christian Book Sellers Association, Zondervan Publishing, New Life Ministries, Worship Conferences, Pastors Conferences, Denomination Conferences, Christian based 12 step programs, Youth and Music functions all over the world with every cool Worship Leader and Christian Speaker one can imagine.
Greg has been seen or heard on 20/20, the History Channel, Traditional Radio and Internet Radio, Pod casts, Television and Cable TV, Shortwave Radio and Internet simulcasts, broadcasts, interviews or websites by multiple millions over the past 20 years.
The Saxophone of Greg Vail has been apart of "what is happening" in Evangelical Christian Circles for the last decade.
Jerry Farwell, "Young man, You are the best Sax Player I have ever heard, and I've heard a few..."
Lee Stroble, Author and Speaker: "I tell everyone that you are my favorite sax player!"
Rick Warren, Saddleback Church: "You Rock!"
The list goes on and on, but the music is what really matters.
Go listen to a few tracks and order today!!!
We are excited about this Jazzy Gospel project and hope you will listen to a few tracks to see what you think. This CD appeals to both Jazz lovers and Christian Music fans alike.
Love Kirk Whalum? Boney James? Everett Harp, Gerald Albright or even Kenny G?
What about great Flute Players like Nestor Torres or Alexander Zonjic?
You are really in for a treat!!
Check out a few CD Reviews for the Gospel Truth CD.
Smooth Jazz - Gospel Instrumentals
The Gospel Truth CD by saxman Greg Vail
The first thing I noticed upon listening to The Gospel Truth was some of the best sax playing I've ever heard. Greg Vail is a superb technician, and he is so much more. You see, every song he does is played from the heart.
The Gospel Truth is sometimes upbeat but usually soft and lingering. All of the music seems to be dedicated to Spirit and thus dedicated to the Spirit that lives within all of us. The end result is music that is serene and peaceful; meditative yet contemporary.
Greg offers his superb talent on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, as well as flute and piccolo. He is ably supported by keyboardist Rob Mullins. There are 10 selections on The Gospel Truth and each is so pleasing, you'll listen to this album over and over again.
More, the saxophone is often regarded as the most romantic sound of all instruments. Well, Greg Vail raises the bar of excellence with this CD. That makes The Gospel Truth just about as smooth and easy, ambient and moving as can be. Greg blends contemporary jazz to offer a sound that speaks of love-love and praise of God, and all God's people.
Greg Vail is regarded as a saxophonist without peer. He has recorded on literally hundreds of smooth jazz and Christian CDs over the last 20 years-indeed when you hear great sax on the radio or TV, it may well be Greg.
The Gospel Truth, though, is an ultimate testimony to talent. If you've been looking for music that is all at one glorifying, romantic, soft and ambient, run (do not walk) to get your copy of The Gospel Truth!
Richard Fuller, Senior Editor of Metaphysical Reviews
The Gospel Truth by Greg Vail
Author: By Dave Hughes (All About Jazz Magazine)
Saxman Greg Vail's newest offering The Gospel Truth is, as its title suggests, rich with the influence of church music, while occasionally sporting funky soulfulness in varying degrees. The opener finds Vail's saxes in R & B mode, framed by a gospel choir. Vail's rich tenor recalls Gato Barbieri on the Coster/Santana tune "Europa," expressing all of the tune's inherent soulful grandeur.
The remainder of the program is performed only by Vail on saxes and Rob Mullins on keyboards and programming. Seven of the ten tunes were composed by Rick Muchow and in Vail's and Mullins' hands, they come across as simple yet eloquent, reflective, contemporary Christian fare. "Healing Grace" finds Vail's flute in a pastoral setting. This CD will appeal to fans of contemporary Christian music who want to add some light, reflective instrumental music to their collection.
Track Listing: People All Over the World, Healing Grace, Europa, Good and Worthy, Don't Give Up, My Life (Will Worship You), Take Time, I Know the Plans, Only the Lord of Love, Fall.
Personnel: Greg Vail - tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone saxes, flute; Rob Mullins - keyboards and programming; Melvin Davis - bass (track 3); Lamont Peoples - drums (track 3); Saddleback Church Gospel Choir - vocals (sampled) (track 1).
More information is available on Greg’s other Gospel recordings.
See a partial list at www.GregVail.com/sys-tmpl/christiancds/
What are you waiting for?
MP3Tunes Review by David Indran - Absolutely stunning, spiritual and smooth, professionally mixed, a cocktail of Jesus and silk. An album that one wonders could be the sounds from God's home.
Instrumental Gospel done Smooth Jazz = Gospel Jazz. Get your copy today. Greg Vail on Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Flute and Piccolo - playing it smooth and soulful for the Smooth Jazz lovers around the globe!