Charles Moorer – "Adonai" – 4CMusic

Gospel Jazz is alive and well and bassman Charles Moorer is making a mark with his smooth, silky and infectious fusion of gospel and contemporary urban jazz. This uplifting and funky bass driven music is equally appealing to people of faith and secular audiences like very few religious based artists have ever done. This time around, special guests include contemporary jazz powerhouses Najee (saxophone), Nils (guitar & production), Johnny Britt (horns, vocals), Mitchel Foreman (piano), Gorden Campbell (drums), Oliver C. Brown (percussion, vocals), and Clydene Jackson (vocals). “Adonai,” the lead single from the new project opens with a blend of Mitchel Forman’s elegant jazzy piano, Nils’ jangling guitar and Michael Parlett’s whimsical flute before we’re graced with Moorer’s own lively piccolo bass. Artfully fusing jazz, pop, soul and gospel, “Adonai’s” empowering message is that while we want to be in full control, we will find greater joys, soul power and peace of mind by surrendering our will and letting God be our guiding light. On the heels of two previous Billboard top 30 hits, it’s clear that the message is being well received.