Wednesday, August 2nd at 9pm
Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present Shara Maxwell & Chris Neal performing one of the greatest duet albums, the 1972 Atlantic release of ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY.
When Roberta Flack teamed up with old friend Donny Hathaway for their 1972 self-titled duet album, the two had already established themselves as solo artists. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway brings together Flack’s quietly intense singing and piano-playing paired with Hathaway's gospel-influenced vocalizing and songwriting talents for an album of understated elegance and simmering passion.
Roberta and Donny harken back to their church choir days for “For All We Know” and a stately reading of the hymn “Come Ye Disconsolate.” They turn up the funk quotient for “Baby I Love You” and luxuriate in a jazzy mood on “Where Love Has Grown.” Surprising interpretations of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” (reconceived as a slow-burning soul ballad) and “You’ve Got A Friend” (marrying R&B with folk) find them taking chances. “Mood” allows Flack to shine with a meditative, classically-derived instrumental. Most of all, there’s “Where Is The Love,” the bittersweet lovers’ plea that won them a Grammy.
Shara Maxwell - Vocals
Chris Neal - Vocals
Pete Benson - Keys
Alejandro Urzagaste - Guitar
Matt Ferguson - Bass
Xavier Breaker - Drums
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
Suggested $10 donation or $5 w/ valid student ID*
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated.
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously sponsored by Candid Wines.
All JRAC events take place at The Fulton Street Collective:
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481