Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, Nate Smith – Guilty Pleasures (feat. Nate Smith) (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 22:08 minutes | 264 MB | Genre: Funk, Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Edition Records
GRAMMY award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling builds towards his second, highly anticipated, SuperBlue album in Fall 2023 by releasing a 6-track EP ‘Guilty Pleasures,’ with guitarist Charlie Hunter and featuring special guest drummer Nate Smith – two musicians who are deservedly regarded as world leading players in their own right.Bursting with his trademark charisma, energy and showmanship, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ is set to offer fans of Kurt’s debut SuperBlue album a guiltless treat with six high-octane covers (including Al Jarreau’s Boogie Down as you’ve never heard it before!). There’s an additional playfulness and looseness in these fresh recordings that is entirely compelling, but Kurt’s creative spark, intensity and flair for storytelling remains at the centre, leaving listeners wanting more and more. The great Chi-town singer and consummate entertainer continues to astonish with each and every recording.
The New York Times described Kurt as “the standout male jazz vocalist of our time”, a statement that appears more appropriate with every new release.
“Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.” (The Washington Post)
1-01. Kurt Elling – Baby Hold On (03:55)
1-02. Kurt Elling – Wrap It Up (03:53)
1-03. Kurt Elling – Boogie Down (03:16)
1-04. Kurt Elling – Bounce (02:21)
1-05. Kurt Elling – Sticking to My Guns (04:15)
1-06. Kurt Elling – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (04:26)