SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by Dr. King's words, and seeking to promote healing during tumultuous times, Denise Young has released the first single from her upcoming album Denise Young, Soprano, a reinterpretation of the Duke Ellington classic, "Come Sunday." Accompanied by the virtuosic piano of Daric V. Jackson, the album was produced, recorded and mixed by Patti Cathcart Andress and Tuck Andress, better known as Tuck and Patti. The single is available on iTunes.
Young's scintillating, smoky soprano offers an anthem that invokes the passion and pathos of great singers like Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Cassandra Wilson. The poignant lyrics "God of love, Please look down and see my people through. I believe God is now, was then and always will be" are meant to inspire and unify, just as they did when Ellington penned them during the days of Jim Crow.
Of the debut single, Young says, "I am thrilled to share with you "Come Sunday," from my forthcoming album Denise Young, Soprano. I chose to release this song on Dr. King's birthday. For me it is a hopeful and healing reminder of Dr. King's quote, "I have decided to stick to love; hate is too big a burden to bear." The response to the MLK Day release was overwhelming, with Apple selecting it for their "On the Corner," a playlist of the best of Jazz.
In 1943, Duke Ellington first premiered his extended concert Black, Brown and Beige at Carnegie Hall. The audience that night was described in the press as "black, brown and beige," hardly the typical Carnegie audience. What they experienced was a musical debut that carried great hope of repairing divisions, between jazz and classical music but most importantly between black and white. He performed the work in full again in 1965 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, a year of seminal events including the Congressional passage of the Voting Rights Act, the assassination of Malcolm X and the march to Selma. During that debut, the jazz hymn "Come Sunday" again celebrated hope... hope to "see my people through."
The single is available now on iTunes, and the album, Denise Young, Soprano, will be released in February. It was recorded at Binky Studios in Menlo Park CA, and mastered by Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA. Photography and design is by Ian S. Young, Quiet Giant Design, San Jose, CA.
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SOURCE The Tallulah Group