From the album Echoes
Featuring Justin Kauflin on piano
This track offers the biggest surprise for the listener. Jazz is rarely combined with worship music, but this song lent itself to it very well. The nuances in the melody are my own, and halfway through the song we “swing it,” as we say in jazz. The piano provides a walking bass, and the vocals move into scatting, which is improvised syllables over the chord changes of the song. It ends with a flourish.
That Justin Kauflin agreed to come in on this song is a real honor. I met him a few years ago and had the opportunity to sing with him at a local jazz club right before his big break. He holds my highest respect both as a person and a musician, and I am thrilled that he lent his magic to this track.