Love Will Find A Way
Format: LP, Vinyl
Founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire Philip Bailey delivers his 12th solo album and has assembled a cast of soul and jazz royalty on ‘Love Will Find A way’ including Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington,Christian Scott, Bilal, Casey Benjamin, Kendrick Scott and Derrick Hodge among many others. The urgent, driving cover of Curtis’ ‘Billy Jack’ is a triumph, the smooth, jazzy ‘You’re Everything’ brings the sunshine while Mayfield in mined again on the airy ‘We’re A Winner’. ‘Stairway To The Stars’ is an eastern-vibe jazz instrumental, ‘Brooklyn Blues’ again ploughs a deep jazz vein while Bailey’s ever searching ear alights on Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’ on an experimental, spacey jazz interpretation. ‘Sacred Sounds’ sees a collaboration between Glasper and Washington on a track that would fit on either artist’s albums while ‘Long As You’re Living’ is a return to the vocal cuts with a casual, matter of fact jazz lounge delivery. Lots of blurred boundaries here that will appeal to many.