Azusa: The Next Generation (RCA Inspiration)
by Hezekiah Walker
FOR FANS OF: Kurt Carr, Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin & the Family
Rating: 4 Stars
Produced by industry vet Donald Lawrence and featuring a who’s who list of urban guests (Donnie McClurkin, John P. Kee), Walker’s latest infuses a tracklisting of modern spirituals with the fiery Pentecostal fervor that has characterized African- American church music for over 100 years. Though traditional by definition, Grammy winner Walker’s big-voiced choir music is completely current.
– Andrew Greer
WE LIKE: “Lead Me to that Rock”