is a 2011 The Gate studio album by Kurt Elling, produced by Don Was. on November 30th 2011, the album received a Nomination in  54th Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Reception [ edit ]
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic 
Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album four stars, and described Elling as a "modern jazz visionary". Jurek said " The Gate presents Elling at the top of his game; it is a song cycle that is mesmerizing and mysterious as it is provocative and compelling."
Track listing [ edit ]
Matte Kudasai" ( Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) - 4:19 "
Steppin' Out" ( Joe Jackson) - 4:48 "Come Running to Me" (
Herbie Hancock, Allee Willis) - 6:06 "
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" ( Lennon and McCartney) - 5:39 "
Blue in Green" ( Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Frank Martin) - 6:48 "Samurai Cowboy" (
Marc Johnson, Kurt Elling) - 3:24 "
After the Love Has Gone" ( Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 5:51 "
Golden Lady" ( Stevie Wonder) - 5:47 "Nighttown, Lady Bright" ( Don Grolnick, Elling) - 9:00
Personnel [ edit ]
Kurt Elling - vocals
Laurence Hobgood - piano, arrangements
John McLean - guitar
John Patitucci - double bass
Terreon Gully - drums, percussion (exc. 2, 5, 7)
Kobie Watkins - drums (2, 5, 7)
Lenny Castro - percussion (2, 3, 5, 6) Bob Mintzer - tenor saxophone (6, 7, 8)
Don Was - producer Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood - co-producers
Chris Dunn - executive producer
Bob Belden - arranger ? Chris Allen - engineer
Ted Tuthill - assistant engineer
Seth Presant - mixing engineer
Paul Blakemore - mastering
Mary Hogan -
A&R Rachel E. Sullivan - package design
Chris Faust - cover photo Steve Schapiro - back cover photo, inside photo
References [ edit ]