Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

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Top Songs

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Sunday's Best
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Kwetu
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SJL
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Just as I Am
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This Is the Day

Albums

  • Humanité

    Oct 2019 • 14 songs

  • #Lovecovers

    Apr 2017 • 13 songs

  • The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV

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  • Kirk Whalum

  • Biography

    From his early days in Memphis where he played in his father's church choir, veteran saxophonist Kirk Whalum drew inspiration from the rich musical traditions of that city, including gospel, R&B, blues, and eventually jazz. He received a scholarship to attend music school at Texas Southern University, where he formed a band in 1979 and began playing shows on the local club circuit. When he opened for Bob James in Houston in 1984, the pianist was impressed with Whalum's expressive style, and invited him to play on his album 12. Whalum soon signed with Columbia Records and relea...

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