Sunday, 12 February 2017

Al Jarreau rest peacefully

Today we were all saddened to learn of the passing of Al Jarreau. Bro' Al as I'd like to call him was simply one of a kind with his powerful vocal styling of handling a song. Almost any song that Al Jarreau attempted was done in his own indomitable and endearing style.

In my opinion Al was a cross of the late Jon Hendricks and Joe Williams wrapped in one. Al could scat with the best of vocalist when he laid down a song, whether it was penned by him or someone else, Al practically owned it thereafter. I had the utmost pleasure of seeing him perform while in the audience at the University of Toronto in Canada a few years ago. Al simply left the audience asking for more, I'll never forget his superb rendition of "Midnight Sun" it was pure love and absolutely enjoyable.

The Jazz R&B Soul and Smooth Jazz world would surely miss this fine son of these genres. Al Jarreau thank you for the music. Rest peacefully.