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The Gate


Download links and information about The Gate by Kurt Elling. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 56:42 minutes.

Artist: Kurt Elling
Release date: 2011
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 56:42
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No. Title Length
1. Matte Kudasai 4:19
2. Steppin' Out 4:48
3. Come Running to Me 6:06
4. Norwegian Wood 5:39
5. Blue In Green 6:48
6. Samurai Cowboy 3:24
7. After the Love Has Gone 5:51
8. Golden Lady 5:47
9. Nighttown, Lady Bright 9:04
10. Waking Dream 4:56



Vocalist Kurt Elling’s The Gate, produced by Don Was, impresses in a number of ways. There’s the breadth of the material: how many jazz singers cover King Crimson, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and a standard like “After the Love Has Gone” on the same release? The backup musicians — including pianist Laurence Hobgood, guitarist John McLean, tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Terreon Gulley — are all finely attuned to the singer. And then there’s Elling’s voice, a lovely baritone with piercing high notes. He wields this instrument with grace and restraint and manages to tastefully incorporate the influence of R&B. Elling sounds right at home on Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out,” a song whose sass and swing fits him like a well-tailored suit. “Matte Kudasai” feels more like an R&B slow jam than an early-’80s song written by English prog-rockers King Crimson, while “Samurai Cowboy” features word-packed phrases unfolding over spare accompaniment and a simple groove. “Nighttown, Lady Bright” finds Elling in spoken-word mode when he isn’t bringing fine vocal tone to the melody’s sustained notes.