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Joy Of Thanksgiving

by Kay Olajide

Very creative and unique interpretation of hymns and praise songs. Refreshing contemporary blend of smooth jazz and christian music with exquisite arrangements of beautiful melodies and rhythms. Strongly spiritual and evergreen tonal presence.
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Christian
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1. I Will Praise You
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2. I Love Thee
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5:02 $0.99
3. There Is a Fountain
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4. I Will Enter His Gates
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5. Sweet Hour of Prayer
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6. He Leadeth Me
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7. Let Every Lamp Be Burning
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8. The Morning Star
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9. I Hear the Welcome Voice
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10. Anointing
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11. Lord Hear My Voice
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12. Admonition
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Kayode Olajide fondly known as KAY is a Nigeria-born music composer,arranger,producer and multi-instrumentalist who at the on-set established a unique and fresh fusion between authentic deep rooted African rhythms (extracted from his Yoruba music culture) and Western forms, primarily jazz.The result is a powerful sound showcasing African polyrhythm and strong, lovely melodies.

His deep, intense, calm but lively personality often reflects in his compositions.Kay was raised in a culture (Yoruba,Nigeria) where traditional drums are a part of daily live and heard everywhere, all occasions.He grew into an effective school forum percussionist, then into a college jazz band trap drummer. He then learned to play the flute and saxophones, influenced at that time by the likes of Hubert Laws, Dave Valentine, Grover Washington Jr., and later by the music of Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Randy Weston, Miles, Yusef Lateef and Charlie Parker. His strongest motivation would however come from the drums and rhythms of Africa as showcased by traditional African musicians. Kay's musical focus was helped when he met the legendary be-bop tenor sax player,James Moody on a Dizzy Gillespie tour of Nigeria in the early 90's.

He played with leading bands in his country from 1985 to 1992 and toured Europe until he founded The Weavers band in 1993. A band well known for it's originality, focus, artistic sincerity and quality.

In 1998, his debut album 'Once Upon A time' was released (Jazzhole Label) to a welcoming African audience. The album was widely reviewed and critically acclaimed by Nigerian and African press.BBC Network Africa Service accorded the album lots of airplay and personal interviews in recognition of creative accomplishments.

'IBA' his second album further established his creativity, and his highly disciplined, exiting sound.

'Joy Of Thanksgiving' his latest project is an irresistible, creatively inspiring blend of smooth jazz and gospel delivered in a contemporary way.


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ade awokoya

Epic overture!
This album breaks barriers! It has an afrocentric take on jazz roots while also conveying it's gospel message. The first five tracks are melliflous and easygoing while the next couple take you on the crest of a new wave - innovative and percussive. Please sample 5,8,9,12.

I highly recommend you also purchase the previous album "IBA" to grasp the full transition to this epic overture!

Ade Awokoya
Gospel Tunes
London, UK


The CD is unique overall.I personally found track 8 very spiritually uplifting.THe unique way of playing the flute in this track makes it special,


Am a great fan of Kayode.His style of playing Sax and flute is amazing. He has brought this unique signature on this new endeavour.It promises to be an evergreen.

Kunle O.

Joy of Thanksgiving
Kay has once again demonstrated special creative talent in giving us these devotional and worship series of music presented in the form of exotic jazz blend laced with his trademark horns and flute, and generously spiced with beautiful vocals. It is simply irresistible and my good friend Madison couldn't stop listening just as I couldn't, nor wouldn't. It is a blessing to possess. Thank God for Kay!

Isaac Tunji

This album is a must-have for everyone. It is inspirational, devotional and heart-warming. I recommend it to everyone.

Rev Curtis J Grant

very beautifully performed, excellent job


Wonderful Music
Move over John Coltrane...Kay has a smooth style that makes for easy listening. Anyone who hears his music would want to listen to it again. Kay does his own vocals and arrangements which make it all the more appreciated. Everyone should give it a listen.