Composed and arranged by Ike Sturm, this work for voices, strings and jazz ensemble merges diverse musical languages into a powerfully unified aesthetic. Soaring melodies, dynamic rhythms and improvisations creatively portray the sacred text.
Soloists include Misty Ann Sturm, Loren Stillman, Ingrid Jensen, Ryan Ferreira, Adam Benjamin, Ike Sturm, Ted Poor and Grammy-nominated soloist Donny McCaslin.
The band will be traveling internationally to schools and churches, working with local choirs and orchestras and exploring the idea of community in music, culture and faith.
Misty Ann Sturm, voice
Loren Stillman, alto saxophone
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, flugelhorn
Adam Benjamin, piano, rhodes
Ryan Ferreira, guitar
Ike Sturm, basses
Ted Poor, drums
with choir and string orchestra
Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC (Nov. 2007 and April 2008)
Additional tracking at Systems Two, Brooklyn
Recording and mixing engineer: Aya Takemura
Additional engineering: Ryan Ferreira, Ben Parris and Steve Davies
Thanksgiving mixed by Ryan Ferreira
Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC by Randy Merrill