'Til Tomorrow features:
Cassandra McKinley, vocals
Brad Hatfield, piano & synthesizer
Marty Ballou, acoustic & electric bass
Vincent Pagano, drums
Dino Govoni, tenor & soprano sax
John Allmark, trumpet
Stephen Angellis, guitar
Marty Richards, drums
Michael Payette, vocals
Lexi Angellis, rain stick
Some of Marvin Gaye's best-known works are featured on the new MAXJAZZ release Til Tomorrow(Remembering Marvin Gaye), by a highly talented vocalist named Cassandre McKinley. McKinley Offers an eclectic array of arrangements ranging in genre from jazz to blues to R&B.
"The songs I chose are, what I cosider to be, the most prominent examples of his groundbreaking collaborations, award winning performances, and autobiographical compositions - all of which exhibit his unrelenting passion for music." - Cassandre Mckinley
Reviews"McKinley sounds great throughout Tomorrow, the only quibble being one or two weak arrangements. No such caveat applies to 'Trouble Man,' the first cut that really shows McKinley's facility at various tempos in a rendition that gets to blues at the core of Gaye's music. The real standout track is McKinley's rendition of 'Let's Get It On,' undeniably the most famous Gaye hit on the CD. She credits Kenny Rankin as the inspiration for the spare arrangement for guitar and percussion. Her voice had to carry the tune, and it does, fully expressing the desire and longing of the tune. It's a track that should make converts of Norah Jones and Cassandra Wilson fans.