Music fans from the 90s know singer extraordinaire Gabrielle Goodman. She graced many of her own albums and was a premiere guest vocalist on others. In addition to her own singing performances, for several years she has been an Associate Professor of voice at Berklee College of Music.
Gabrielle is preparing to release a brand new album later this Winter, called Spiritual Tapestry. It is a collection of 12 Negro Spirituals with fusions of jazz soul and gospel, and with special guests Patrice Rushen, Walter Beasley and Terri Lyne Carrington.
As we get ready for the album release, we're proud to present the World Premiere of Gabrielle's beautiful interpretation of "Deep River," featuring the backing work of Walter on Beasley saxophone, Jonathan Singleton (piano & synthesizers), Joe Sumrell (bass) and Sean Dustin (drums). As Gabrielle told us: All of the players are from the Boston area and I have worked with all of them in different capacities over the years. And I am always thrilled to work with Walter and witness the magic that he brings to a song. I have sung “Deep River” in the traditional classical sense for many years and still do. But I wanted to give this version a soulful Grover/Patti treatment and this was inspired by their collaboration."
Check out this beautiful, jazzy version of a classic. And get ready for Spiritual Tapestry, coming soon!
Gabrielle Goodman - "Deep River"
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