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Jeremy Cohen: Raymond Scott Reimagined

Read "Raymond Scott Reimagined" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Raymond Scott Reimagined is an engaging collaborative project with Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and the Grammy winning acapella group Take 6 on two tracks. The album is a thoughtful and stylish interpretation of Raymond Scott's legacy. It is also interspersed with audio tidbits featuring Scott's singular musical approaches. The album kicks off with the enticing “Powerhouse," familiar to anyone who has watched a Warner Bros Looney Tunes cartoon. “Toy Trumpet" is a tasty composition ...

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Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Read "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


A capella group Take 6 produces little more than an extended play CD with its holiday offering, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Ten songs clocking in at a slim 33 minutes make the disc a disappointment, save for that precious 33 minutes where the sextet does what it does best: sing. Opting for a majority of secular carols, the group concentrates largely on the popular Christmas canon. Most outstanding among the 10 selections is the ...

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Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Read "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


A recording act that's been around a while eventually presents a holiday album. Take 6, the a cappella jazz group whose roots lie on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., brings The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Claude V. McKnight III formed a group known as Gentlemen's Estate Quartet, which was later joined by Mark Kibble. After a few lineup and name changes, the group became Take 6 in 1987. The group has earned several ...

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Take 6: The Standard

Read "The Standard" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


From the first notes of “Sweet Georgia Brown," the listener knows this will be a treat. The a capella vocal group known as Take 6 updates several classic with vigor on The Standard, and their swinging harmonies set them apart from other vocal acts.Claude McKnight, elder brother to R&B star Brian McKnight, co-founded the group in 1980 at a parochial college in Alabama. Though there have been many personnel changes, the style was unbending: blend six voices in ...


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