Usually, attempts at attaining enlightenment are reserved for church- and temple-going on the weekends. But Carolyn's new Praise Song CD proves that the transformative powers of swing can guide you any time, any place.
In this CD, Carolyn focuses on songs that honor her musical, spiritual and biological ancestors. There are songs dedicated to Martin Luther King, jazz piano greats Horace Silver and Mary Lou Williams, and songs by master composers as diverse as Duke Ellington and Carol King.
Backing Carolyn's piano and vocals on this CD are two of the Boston area's finest musicians. Bassist John Voigt has performed with many top jazz performers including Chick Corea, Louie Bellson, Jameel Mondoc, Pearl Bailey and Jan Hammer. Drummer Yoron Israel has performed and recorded with such notable and diverse artists as Ahmad Jamal, Grover Washington, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, Tony Bennett, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell among numerous others.
Prayer for the Cosmic Christ
You’ve Got A Friend
Standing on Your Shoulders
Grow or Die
This Little Light of Mine