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Kirk Whalum, Saxphonist | Review

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in Drene Ivy Fans | 1 comment

Kirk Whalum, Saxphonist | Review

There are only two or three virtuosi at the piano that I can say that I know personally -that number shrinks when the consideration is added of how long I’ve known Drene Ivy. Drene is both virtuoso and long-time friend-over 25 years now. How delightful it was for me, after having lived far from my friend for the last 15 years, to hear so clearly -one now in a much more mature form. That sparkling mixture of traditional gospel feeling and complex jazz harmonies. His devotion to the savior is as evident as ever in his playing. I’m more a fan now than ever!