The Gate (album)

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The Gate
Kurt Elling The Gate.jpg
Studio album by Kurt Elling
Released February 7, 2011
Recorded March 15-17, 2010
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 51:39
Label Concord
Producer Don Was
Kurt Elling chronology
Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman
The Gate
1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project

The Gate is a 2011 studio album by Kurt Elling, produced by Don Was.[1] on November 30th 2011, the album received a Nomination in 54th Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The 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."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Matte Kudasai" (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) - 4:19
  2. "Steppin' Out" (Joe Jackson) - 4:48
  3. "Come Running to Me" (Herbie Hancock, Allee Willis) - 6:06
  4. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (Lennon and McCartney) - 5:39
  5. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Frank Martin) - 6:48
  6. "Samurai Cowboy" (Kurt Elling, Marc Johnson) - 3:24
  7. "After the Love Has Gone" (Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 5:51
  8. "Golden Lady" (Stevie Wonder) - 5:47
  9. "Nighttown, Lady Bright" (Elling, Don Grolnick) - 9:00




  1. ^ a b c "The Gate". Allmusic. Retrieved February 27, 2011.