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Sounds Like: Kirk Whalum, Grover Washington, Jr.
Label: ALLIANCE ENTERTAINMENT
Manager: Steven J. Byrd SJB Anointed Productions, Inc P.O. Box 412, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Phone/Fax (330) 963-3564 Cell (216) 702-4082 Byrddove@AOL.com http://www.sjbanointedproductions.com
Bio: Detroit Saxman Darron McKinney A retired Police Officer studied music at Southern University in Baton Rouge LA under Jazz legend Alvin Batiste. After Leaving Louisiana, he returned to Detroit, quickly getting back into the mainstream of live performance. Among the artist he has shared the stage...See Full Bio
“Darron McKinney is one of today's sacred sax players. McKinney's new solo CD, The Breath of God, finds him expressing his religious feelings on soprano, tenor, and baritone sax. A portion of the album’s m.o is jazzing today’s gospel hits, such as “Nobody Greater,” Darius Paulk’s hit for VaShawn Mitchell, Marvin Sapp’s “The Best in Me,” and Mary Mary’s “Go Get It.” McKinney weaves his improvisational motives in, out, under, and around the main melodies that are carried by other instrumentalists or the background vocalists. Incidentally, Luther Jackson’s lead vocal on the album’s single, “Never Alone,” is the album’s standout vocal track. Other album highlights include the Dixieland version of “This Little Light of Mine” and the contemporary gospel choir feel that the background vocalists give “In the Midst.” The traditional sensibility of “Grace and Mercy” is buoyed by a B3 warble. The Breath of God is a smooth way to cool down from a bus”