Joe Pace

In the Spirit

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Award-winning producer/songwriter Joe Pace, who also serves as the leader of the famed Colorado Mass Choir, shows yet another side of his musical personality on this project. In the Spirit is an all-instrumental album featuring original material written by Pace along with a few covers, with featured performances by some of the industry's top players. Noted bassist Abraham Laboriel displays his noteworthy talents on the Al Jarreau/Greg Mathieson-penned tune "Slippin' and Sliding." Much-in-demand session guitarist Jonathan DuBose Jr. shares some hot licks on "Paid in Full," "While You Wait," and "Celebrate." Popular jazz saxman Kirk Whalum is the featured attraction on the tracks "So Glad" and the "I Worship You Medley." A nice collection for those who enjoy their gospel without words.