Kirk Whalum is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history, he was featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most playing on the singer's covers of older pop and R&B standards such as "Anyone Who Had a Heart", "I", "Love Won't Let Me Wait". Whalum has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz, his musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song alongside lifelong friend and writer Jerry Peters. Kirk Whalum was born in Tennessee, he attended Melrose High School and Texas Southern University where he was a member of the renowned Ocean of Soul Marching Band. In addition to singing in his father's church choir, Whalum learned to love music from his grandmother, Thelma Twigg Whalum, a piano teacher, two uncles, Wendell Whalum and Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum, who performed with jazz bands around the country.
He told John H. Johnson's magazine Ebony Man in a 1994 profile, "The music I like to play and write encompasses the four elements I grew up with: Memphis R&B, gospel and jazz; the emphasis, though, is on melody, period."In 1986, he performed at Jean Michel Jarre's giant concerts Rendez-Vous Houston and Rendez-Vous Lyon. At each concert, he performed the track "Last Rendez-Vous," known as "Ron's Piece," in place of Jarre and Whalum's mutual friend and astronaut Ron McNair, who died in the Challenger disaster. Whalum has worked on a number of film scores, including for The Prince of Tides, Boyz n the Hood, The Bodyguard, Grand Canyon, Cousins. In 2005 Whalum recorded the Babyface Songbook with R&B icon Babyface's best songs of the past 15 years, including "Exhale," "I'll Make Love to You," "When Can I See You," and others. Joining in the intimate and stylish proceedings are other smooth jazz notables, including trumpeter Rick Braun, soprano saxophone player Dave Koz, guitarists Norman Brown and Chuck Loeb among others.
That same year, he performed a cover "Any Love" on the album Forever, For Always, For Luther, which included other smooth jazz greats, like the aforementioned Dave Koz, bassist Marcus Miller, tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot and alto saxophonist Mindi Abair covering Vandross' well-known songs. Whalum contributed to the 2008 documentary film Miss HIV. On June 20, 2014, Whalum was the inaugural Jazz Legend honoree of the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tennessee. In September 2015, it was announced that Whalum would be joining the faculty of Visible Music College in Memphis, Tennessee. Floppy Disk And You Know That The Promise Caché In This Life Joined at the Hip w/ Bob James Colors For You Unconditional Hymns in the Garden The Christmas Message Groovin w/ BWB Into My Soul Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook Roundtrip Promises Made: The Millennium Promise Jazz Project Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway More of Everything is Everything - ep Romance Language Human Nature w/ BWB BWB w/ BWB #Lovecovers The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter I The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter II The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter III The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV" Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2013 The Best of Kirk Whalum Ultimate Kirk Whalum "Mad About the Wolf" from Simply Mad About the Mouse With Joey DeFrancesco Where Were You? https://archive.is/20140624174441/http://nmaam.org/celebration-of-legends/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3XD5No2NAc Official website Mack Avenue Artist Page
Round Trip (Tony Harnell album)
Round Trip is the debut album by former TNT singer Tony Harnell, released on July 2, 2010, credited to Tony Harnell & The Mercury Train. Although it is considered a solo album, Harnell says this is not his solo album but rather a project, while his debut solo album is yet to be released; the album is a collection re-recordings of classic Harnell songs from his previous bands TNT and Westworld, in a new stripped-down acoustic form, along with a new song recorded for this release - "Anywhere But Here". Track 12, "When I'm Away," is listed in the liner notes as a bonus track; some copies had a sticker on the cover which mistakenly advertised songs by Starbreaker being included. Tony Harnell – lead vocalsThe Mercury TrainJason Hagen – acoustic guitar, ukulele Chris Foley – electric guitar Brandon Wilde - bass, vocals Brad Gunyon - drums, percussion Amy Harnell - vocals, descant recorderAdditional personnelSandi Saraya - guest vocals on "Shame" Tony Harnell – lead vocalsThe wildflowersRon Bumblefoot – guitar, vocals Amy Harnell - vocals, descant recorder Cassandra Sotos - violin Jason Hagen – acoustic guitar
Roundtrip is a 2004 Italian comedy film written and directed by Marco Ponti and starring Libero De Rienzo and Vanessa Incontrada. Libero De Rienzo as Dante Cruciani Vanessa Incontrada as Nina Kabir Bedi as Tolstoj Remo Girone as Dante's Father Ugo Conti as Man in White Michele Di Mauro as Skorpio Fabio Troiano as Smeg Giuseppe Loconsole as Stampella Germana Pasquero as Number One List of Italian films of 2004 Roundtrip on IMDb
Round Trip (The Knack album)
Round Trip is the third studio album by power pop/new wave band The Knack, released by Capitol Records in 1981. It received unfavorable critical reviews, but it reached #93 in the Billboard 200 and contained single "Pay The Devil". "Boys Go Crazy" was issued as the single from the album in Australia. It was issued as a follow up single to "Pay the Devil" in the U. S. and was expected to be "chart bound" on the Hot 100. The band broke up a few months after its release, with their label dropping them due to failed expectations, they remained disbanded until a 1986 reunion. Round Trip was their third album, it was produced by Jack Douglas; the album was critically panned at the time of its release, some critics have subsequently been more positive. Steve "Spaz" Schnee of Allmusic called it "brilliant" and stated that it was better than the previous two albums. Darren Robbins of the pop culture review website The Zeitgeisty Report has called the album a "masterpiece" and "possibly the most underrated album of all-time".
Critic David Fricke of Rolling Stone gave a positive review, commenting: Like Icarus in a skinny tie, the Knack flew too close to the sun and got burned real bad. Now they'd have us believe. If the message of the first album was Get the Knack and the second LP insisted that the critics don't know...but the little girls understand the gist of Round Trip is, "We're sorry, give us another chance"... Given another chance with Round Trip, the Knack acquit themselves better than we had any reason to expect. If this were their first record, it'd be an entertaining debut; as their third, it's a somewhat remarkable comeback from beyond the grave of superhype. The New York Times was less generous; the Times, while calling the album "well-crafted" said that "with its careful harmonies, psychedelic sound effects and jazzy touches, tries to conceal the utter fatuity of its songs under studio cosmetics," and took the album as proof that The Knack was a "one-hit wonder."The song "Boys Go Crazy" was included in the 1992 EMI Music compilation album My Sharona.
The songs "Another Lousy Day in Paradise," "Africa," "Sweet Dreams," "Just Wait and See," and "Pay the Devil" were incorporated into The Retrospective: The Best of the Knack, released by Capitol Records on November 16, 1992. Songs "Another Lousy Day in Paradise," "Just Wait and See" and "Pay the Devil" were included in Very Best of the Knack, released by Rhino Records on May 19, 1998. "Boys Go Crazy" and "Pay the Devil" were included in Best of the Knack, released by Collectables Records on August 17, 1999. A live version of "Art War" was included on Havin’ a Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978, a live album from the Knack's 1978 concerts in Los Angeles prior to the release of "Get the Knack." All songs are by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger unless noted "Radiating Love"" 4:42 "Soul Kissin'" 3:40 "Africa" 4:34 "She Likes the Beat" 3:04 "Just Wait and See" 3:04 "We Are Waiting" 4:25 "Boys Go Crazy" 2:48 "Lil' Cals Big Mistake" 3:45 "Sweet Dreams" 3:37 "Another Lousy Day in Paradise" 3:34 "Pay the Devil" 4:13 "Art War" 4:13 1981 in music The Knack website
Round Trip (Ralph Moore album)
Round Trip is the debut album led by saxophonist Ralph Moore, recorded in 1985 and released on the Reservoir label in 1987. In his review on AllMusic, Scott Yanow called it "A fine hard bop date and an excellent start to Ralph Moore's solo career". All compositions by Ralph Moore except where noted "Dunes" – 6:30 "Bewitched and Bewildered" – 6:08 "Round Trip" – 5:07 "Lotus Blossom" – 6:04 "Monique" – 6:25 "Back Room Blues" – 6:56 "Sleigh Ride" – 5:13 Additional track on CD reissue Ralph Moore – tenor saxophone Brian Lynch – trumpet Kevin Eubanks – guitar Benny Green – piano Rufus Reid – bass Kenny Washington – drums
Return Ticket is a 2011 Chinese drama film directed by Teng Yung-shin. Li Bin Bin as Guozi Qin Hailu as Cai Li Yiquan Shen 沈弈铨 as Jiuzi Qun Tang 唐群 Return Ticket on IMDb
Round Trip (The Gap Band album)
Round Trip is the 12th album by The Gap Band, released on November 14, 1989 on Capitol Records and EMI Records. The album includes the singles "All of My Love" and "Addicted to Your Love". Allmusic Discogs Round Trip at AllMusic Round Trip at Discogs Facebook Page Myspace Page Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Gap Band The Gap Band at WhoSampled Charlie Wilson in-depth interview by Pete Lewis,'Blues & Soul' August 2011 Charlie Wilson 2011 Interview at Soulinterviews.com