For his most ambitious project yet, Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling casts his net far and wide around the globe—using songs rooted in Iceland (Bjork’s “Who Is It”) to Ireland (U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name”), France (Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose”) to Brazil (Dorival Caymmi’s “Você Já Foi à Bahia?”) and beyond—to explore the passionate forces that shake our souls. The result is an album vibrant with diversity and vast in its conceptual scope and its breadth of influences. Yet at the same time it’s a singular celebration of what makes us all human. Concord Records (kurtelling.com). —Troy Carrington
Troy Carrington is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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