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kurt elling

V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
The Gate


This Week's Music: Caravan East, sonic exercise aid, Kurt Elling and Tina Sparkle

Music to Your Ears: Caravan East is an oasis of atmosphere

Aural Fixation: A sonic exercise aid

Jazzed: Singer Kurt Elling wheels through the gate

Sonic Reducer: Mantis Fist, Tina Sparkle, Crystal Stilts

Flyer on the Wall: Evil art, illegible typeface

Kurt Elling


Kurt Elling

Jazz singer wheels through the gate


In the personnel list on his latest album, The Gate (Concord Music), his credit reads: “Kurt Elling—Voice.” It’s an appropriate choice because Elling plays his voice the way an instrumentalist plays his ax.

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