Wednesday, June 27, 2007
KIRK WHALUM RECORDING NEW CD 'ROUND TRIP'
Smooth jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum is reportedly working on an album of all-new material, to be called Round Trip. The new set will be the follow-up to his Rendezvous Entertainment debut, titled Kirk Whalum Plays The Babyface Songbook. Producer Rex Rideout has been tapped to collaborate with the smooth jazz star, who has also drafted talented family members for the project. Appearing on the CD will be Kirk's bass-playing son Kyle Whalum, his uncle Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum on piano, and nephew Kenneth Whalum on saxophone. Whalum previously worked with Rideout on Forever, For Always, For Luther 2, which featured Whalum's smash version of "Give Me The Reason."