STELLAR NOMINATED DEBUT JAZZ CD OF HYMNS

HIM

(Kevin Turner's 2005 debut jazz CD of hymns)

2007 Stellar Nominee for Instrumental Gospel CD of the Year

2006 Ensound Music Award Winner for Best Jazz Performance

2006 Urban Gospel Industry Award Winner for Jazz Album of the Year

 "Kevin Turner, guitarist, has earned his stature as a consummate player, reflecting his predecessors in the likes of such masters as Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell and George Benson while 'staying up with the pack' of his contemporaries. He has managed to fuse strict jazz sensibilities into a type of alloy, one of the most powerful metallic creative substances known to mankind--gospel music."

Jerry Peters
Producer, Arranger, Writer, Musician
Jerry Peters Music, Los Angeles, CA

 

"If the transcendent power of music is ever obvious, it most certainly is evident on this recording, which touched my soul and undergirded my reality that there is an omnipotent being who is in control. Kevin Turner's masterful playing reminds us that music's greatest strength lies, perhaps, in its capacity to communicate, to touch affective and cognitive domains in us all, and to bring tears, even tears of joy. Great music's power can only be realized when brought to such a high level of performance as is evident in the playing of super-talented guitarist, Kevin Turner, in his latest cd, HIM...Kevin's arrangements, as well as his awesome playing, add much freshness to each song."

Dr. Ted McDaniels
Professor of African American Music and Director of Jazz Studies
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

Musician credits:
Kevin Turner: guitar, keyboard, electric bass
Kirk Whalum: tenor saxophone
Michael Logan: piano
Chuck Webb: acoustic bass
Michael Manson: acoustic bass
Sekou Bunch: electric bass
Reggie Jackson: drums
Ralph Lofton: organ
Milton Ruffin: piano
Bryant Tatum: drums
Tramaine Davis: lead vocals, keyboard
Cynthia Turner 
& Heartspeak:
group vocals
Julien Turner: violin
Julien Turner 
& Justen Turner:
kid vocals