We Gather Together

We Gather Together

9.95

In 1998, burned out on corporate gigs, weddings and jazz clubs, I “quit” the music business. That’s when a visionary preacher asked me to arrange some hymns in a jazz style. Many concerts and jazz worship services later, I recorded the results on “We Gather Together” which remains my best selling CD to this day. – Bradley Sowash

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This CD is for you if you enjoy the unique sound of classic hymns reinterpreted for solo jazz piano. (63:55)

Tracks:
1. Amazing Grace
2. Let Us Break Bread Together
3. We Gather Together
4. Wade in the Water
5. Bringing in the Sheaves
6. Jesus Loves Me
7. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
8. The River Is Wide
9. Deep River
10. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
11. Kum Bah Yah
12. What A Friend We Have in Jesus
13. There Is A Balm in Gilead
14. O Come O Come Emmanuel

Reviews:

CBA Marketplace

Let’s make this short and sweet:  People who like jazz piano and enjoy classic hymns and spirituals will absolutely love this all-instrumental CD.  With excellent technique and finger-perfect playing, Bradley Sowash paints a jazzman’s version of songs such as “Amazing Grace,” “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” and even “Kum Bah Yah.”  It’s no small accomplishment that Sowash finds a way to breathe new life into such familiar tunes---but through inspiration and improvisation, he does.  His interpretation even gives the hymns “There Is a Balm in Gilead” new life.  Sometimes soothing, sometimes invigorating, We Gather Together is a unique, adventurous and uplifting CD. – Steve Parolini

Christian Living

Sowash’s arrangements are creative and sometimes downright funky... Bottomline: "Your favorite hymn gets its groove on." 

Sojourners Magazine 

Unsettling times call for soothing music. Jazz pianist Bradley Sowash’s We Gather Together plays—in a much different groove—14 classic hymns and spirituals, including "Amazing Grace," "Wade in the Water," "The River is Wide," and "There is a Balm in Gilead." Blue notes, alternative harmonies, and new improvisations make for powerful reinterpretations of familiar songs. - Molly Marsh

Solo Piano Publications

"Best of 2001" list. Very highly recommended!" - Kathy Parsons

NAPRA Review

"...nothing short of pure pleasure." – Holly Nichols

Jazzreview.com

When a jazz pianist as good as Bradley Sowash puts his imaginative touch to these songs, it is a genuine sharing experience with the audience, and one to be remembered… This is one of the finest jazz performances ever recorded of the spiritual, "Bringing in the Sheaves…" We Gather Together is that rare item --- good production values, good sound, matched with a pianist with an excellent touch who knows that every note is important - Lee Prosser