A Fantastic Tribute to the R&B Hall of Fame Inductee!
JOHN REDMON, THOMAS J. DAWSON, JR. AND REACHING RECORDS honor one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music with a nostalgic tribute record Honoring Louis Armstrong.
- Ten definitive songs,
- One unbelievable vocal precedence of Louis Armstrong by impressionist John Redmon,
- Six extraordinarily talented guest artists/groups,
- A plethora of fresh, luxurious and sweeping orchestral arrangements by producer Thomas J. Dawson, Jr….
Is a recipe to create an unforgettably magical musical journey: Honoring Louis Armstrong
Songs include the tasty and joyful Blessed Assurance featuring NBC’s Sing-off winners and Grammy award nominated group Committed; the sultry Summertime performed as a duet with Hollywood actress and jazz vocalist Linda Purl; the ecstatic When the Saints (Medley) highlighting Colorado’s own Fresh Start Baptist Church Male Chorus; the infectious Nat King Cole classic Smile that spotlights the incomparable crooner Charles Buie; the gospel staple Precious Lord with Grammy award nominated group Nicholas and virtuoso guitarist Darryl Crooks; and the global phenomenon we keep falling in love with…What a Wonderful World.
However, the record ends with an unexpected twist but a pleasant surprise. The John Lennon classic Imagine beautifully, artistically, authentically, subtly but desperately pleads for social justice, economic change and global unity. This magical track includes a clip of Dr. Martin Luther King’s euphoric I Have a Dream speech…and how fitting.
Honoring Louis Armstrong project embodies such an iconic artistic allusion set to musical compositions that it is destined to be cherished by both music and history lovers from this generation and the ones to come.