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A cappella powerhouse Take 6 marks a new jazz vocal milestone with the release of The Standard. Features guest appearances by veteran jazzmen George Benson, Al Jarreau, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Till Br nner and others, as well as R&B luminaries Aaron Neville and Brian McKnight. Includes versions of classics such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Straighten Up And Fly Right, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Someone To Watch Over Me, What's Going On and Windmills Of Your Mind.
The Standard showcases a new jazz-influenced approach for the group. "While we sing lyrics that always exemplify our spiritual and moral convictions, what we really are at the core is a jazz vocal group," says David Thomas, a member of the Take 6 lineup since 1985. "So we decided to do an album of jazz standards, a record that will stand up as the jazz vocal album for all time."
Great singing and nice arrangements by Take 6. I especially like Sweet Georgia Brown, Windmills of Your Mind, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans, and A Tisket, A... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rosalind B.
It was ok. I have other music by Take 6 and this didn't live up to the standards (no pun intended) I expected of them. It just didn't hit me.Published 17 months ago by Missyboo
Take a group of great old standards, have Take 6 perform them, and you've got a result far beyond just "standard! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jeanne Baer
Take 6 was terrific in the beginning--they seem to be at a loss for originality anymore and have resorted to remaking other peoples music--pass, so am going to stick with their old... Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by =^..^=
I like everything that Take 6 does and this album is no exception, however I tend to love their acappella recordings better than their recordings backed by musical... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Maxga325