An amazing two-fer – filled with rare spiritual sounds from Michael White! Spirit Dance is one of the killer albums that White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched-out, spiritual sound that's almost like a saxophone – really hitting a fresh sound that's mighty nice. Other instrumentation includes a nicely organic blend of piano from Ed Kelly, bass from Ray Drummond, and percussion and flutes from Baba Omson – often building in the way you'd get with a Pharoah Sanders album, but with a gentler, more personal sound.
Although music like that heard on drummer Michael White's CD is marketed as "contemporary jazz," much of it sounds like Ramsey Lewis's recordings of 20 years ago. The hook-filled melodies, whiny sax by Everette Harp, the obligatory throwaway soul vocal from Phil Perry, a few pleasing but vapid melodic solos, the token jazz tune ("'Round Midnight") and fadeouts whenever the music nears the five- to six-minute mark are all quite predictable and formulaic.
2012 CD Single from the British singer, songwriter and Pop icon. This Single includes two new songs from the hitmaker: the self-penned 'White Light' and a previously unreleased version of the Tim Buckley classic 'Song To The Siren'. Also included are two remixes of 'White Light'. This release comes 30 years after the release of 'Wham Rap', his debut single with Wham. George has personally connected to this lyric from the single White Light 'I am back…..I am back…..prouder than ever baby……louder than ever maybe..' The single also contains a brand new recording of "Song to the Siren", a beautiful previously unreleased cover of the classic song.