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GRAMMY AWARD winning Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American R&B
and smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter.
He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her
single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in
music history. He was also featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most often
playing on the singer's covers of older pop and R&B standards such as "Anyone
Who Had a Heart", "I (Who Have Nothing)", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait".
Kirk Whalum has recorded a series of well-received solo albums and film
soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. His musical
accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his
first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song ("It's What I Do", featuring
alongside lifelong friend and writer, Jerry Peters.
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In 2005, Whalum recorded the Babyface Songbook (2005) with R&B icon
Babyface's best songs of the
past 15 years, including "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "I'll Make Love to You," "When
Can I See You," and others. Joining in the intimate and stylish proceedings are
other smooth jazz notables, including trumpeter
Rick Braun, soprano
saxophone player Dave Koz,
and guitarists Norman
Brown and Chuck Loeb among others. That same year, he also
performed a cover, "Any Love", on the album Forever, For Always, For
Luther, which included other smooth jazz greats, like the aforementioned
Dave Koz, bassist
Richard Elliot and alto saxophonist
Mindi Abair covering
Vandross' well-known songs.
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Highlights in his career include a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with
Bob James, "Joined At The Hip", Kirk Whalum has also captured
three No. 1 album slots on the Billboard Jazz Charts, and has had several albums
chart in the Jazz Top 10. As for his romantic interpretive ability, his
is the standout sax solo on
worldwide smash hit "I Will Always Love You." His trademark saxophone stylings
have been heard on stage and on hundreds of recordings with the preeminent pop,
jazz, R&B and gospel musicians of our time, including
Nancy Wilson, Kevin Mahogany,
Edwin Hawkins, Rev.
and Quincy Jones. A seasoned veteran of the studio and the road, a catalogue of
Kirk's featured session work would fill a Who's Who of modern music.
After opening for
Bob James in Houston one
night, Kirk Whalum was invited to New York by the pianist to appear on
his album, "12".
Bob James, in recalling
that night, said, "He [Kirk Whalum] was opening for a concert I played in
Houston. I was actually able to watch part of his show - unlike most of the time
when I don't get to hear the opening act. I just loved him."
Kirk Whalum is also part of the all star
lineup on Warner Bros. Records "Casino Lights '99", featuring
Boney James, Mark
Turner, Kenny Garrett,
George Duke, Kevin Mahogany,
Rick Braun and Gabriela
While his musical accomplishments have brought him
professional and critical acclaim with a total of seven Grammy Nominations and
one Stellar Award (Best Gospel Instrumental Album), it is his benevolent spirit
and charitable efforts that truly define him.
Hit songs include --
- The Wave
- All I Do
- Whip Appeal
- Give Me The Reason
- I'll Make Love To You
- Love Is A Losing Game
- He's Been Just That Good
- Valdez In The Country
- Love, Love, Love
- Spend My Life With You
- Sunday's Best
Other notable songs include --
- In This Life
- The Promise
- Don't Even Look
- Don't Look at Me
- Give Me Your Love
- Waltz For David
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