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You Can Count On Me Kenneth and Theresa Ford

You Can Count On Me Kenneth and Theresa Ford You Can Count On Me Kenneth and Theresa Ford Donna McNeil Cox You Can Count On Me , the debut album for up-and-coming husband and of styles ranging from wife team Kenneth and Theresa Ford, offers a mix traditional gospel to a blend of rhythm and blues and jazz fusion. The title cut opens with an extended instrumental introduction emphasizing bass guitar and synthesizer and highlighting a jazz-like piano solo. Six of the nine songs fall into this contemporary idiom which the Ford's call "Christian R & B," a genre into which Kenneth Ford has assimilated his study of jazz at the Dick Groves School of Music in North Hollywood over the last three years. Over the eleven years that Kenneth and Theresa have been married they have developed a system of composing music together: "When we arrive at a piece Kenny is usually in the room playing something," said Theresa, .. and I'll run in and say 'that's mean! Oh Kenny, did you hear that melody? Go back to that.' And he'll say ·what did I do?' It's so spontaneous.'' Their compositional spontaneity is effective, for with the exception of the selection "It's Not in Vain,'' all of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

You Can Count On Me Kenneth and Theresa Ford

Black Sacred Music , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

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Copyright
© Copyright 1987 JBSM/Jon Michael Spencer
ISSN
1043-9455
eISSN
2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-1.2.33
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Abstract

You Can Count On Me Kenneth and Theresa Ford Donna McNeil Cox You Can Count On Me , the debut album for up-and-coming husband and of styles ranging from wife team Kenneth and Theresa Ford, offers a mix traditional gospel to a blend of rhythm and blues and jazz fusion. The title cut opens with an extended instrumental introduction emphasizing bass guitar and synthesizer and highlighting a jazz-like piano solo. Six of the nine songs fall into this contemporary idiom which the Ford's call "Christian R & B," a genre into which Kenneth Ford has assimilated his study of jazz at the Dick Groves School of Music in North Hollywood over the last three years. Over the eleven years that Kenneth and Theresa have been married they have developed a system of composing music together: "When we arrive at a piece Kenny is usually in the room playing something," said Theresa, .. and I'll run in and say 'that's mean! Oh Kenny, did you hear that melody? Go back to that.' And he'll say ·what did I do?' It's so spontaneous.'' Their compositional spontaneity is effective, for with the exception of the selection "It's Not in Vain,'' all of

Journal

Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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