In mid October 2009, 8 world class musicians, a 70 year old pastor from Shreveport, Louisiana and his 35 person gospel choir, descended on the Hayti Heritage Center for 4 days of rehearsal and performance to culminate in the recording of an album of gospel classics. The now decomissioned sanctuary of old Saint Joseph's church, where the last 2 Branford Marsalis albums have been recorded, served as the studio for the creation of a new gospel sound, grounded in tradition, but brought forward...
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