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Cyrus Chestnut – You Are My Sunshine (2003 FLAC)

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Cyrus Chestnut - You Are My Sunshine (2003 FLAC)

Cyrus Chestnut – You Are My Sunshine (2003 FLAC)

Artist: Cyrus Chestnut
Album: You Are My Sunshine
Release/Reissue: 2003
Genre: Jazz

01. God Smiled on Me
02. It’s All Right with Me
03. For the Saints
04. Precious Lord
05. You Are My Sunshine
06. Errolling
07. Total Praise
08. Light Hearted Intelligence
09. Sweet Hour of Prayer
10. Hope Song
11. Flipper
12. What a Fellowship
13. Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior

Cyrus Chestnut offers his listeners joy, inspiration, and a different approach to some classic material on You Are My Sunshine. This recording differs from Soul Food, his 2001 chart-topper, in that he digs deeper into the blues, gospel, and jazz traditions. Chestnut also uses his influences in a collective arrangement rather than using each influence separately. For example, on “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” Chestnut alters this gospel piece to form a New Orleans sound. Instead of the meditative tempo the song is known for, he adds a Stevie Wonder harmonic influence on the interlude after the bass and piano to take the predictability out of the song. On “Errolling,” he pays homage to the great pianist Erroll Garner. “Flipper” is a melody that offers fun and simplicity. Cyrus Chestnut is an excellent improviser, composer, arranger and pianist. With You Are My Sunshine, his virtuosity continues to shine just as radiantly.

Bass – Michael Hawkins
Drums – Neal Smith
Piano – Cyrus Chestnut