Chris Jasper: The Love That You Give / It’s A Miracle
Reviewed by Barry Towler
CHRIS JASPER – The Love That You Give /
It’s A Miracle
Gold City Digital Single 2018
So much is now in the digital realm, and this double-headed digital release
should be viewed as a double A-Side single. In old money, that is! I personally
felt that Chris’ last album from 2016, “Share With Me”, was one of his best
albums in many years – not that any release is poor or lacking. So, let’s roll
on to the present day and we await a new album this Summer.
For this 2018 release, Chris has opted for
both Secular and non-secular tunes to showcase where he operates best: from the
heart. More than this, if anyone needs convincing who the musical genius behind
the Isley’s entire 1970s / early 1980s output is, listen no further! Now, I I
were to say that ‘The Love That You Give” epitomized everything about the
classic mid 70s mellow groove standard that we are used to, do not imagine for
a second that Chris is on a backwards journey. We are talking about STYLE here,
folks, and this song gives it to us in waves. Melodically we are on par with
the best of the best – think “For The Love Of You” and you’re in the right
vicinity but with a quality 2018 edge.
Chris Jasper is a preacher, and his sermon
is all forms of true, genuine LOVE. Whether it is the love from God, or his
wife and family, this is the foundation that supports all of Chris’ music.
Thankfully it seems like an everlasting resource. What he has in him, coming
from him, is pure in every sense.
For my sentiments above, I also pour onto
the Gospel “It’s A Miracle”. Both songs have been aired on Solar Radio much to
my delight, and I hope that in this new digital age for music that these songs
get supported and aired as far and wide as possible. This midtempo gem with
some luxurious piano and overlaid Jasper harmonies is simply...immaculate.
On the basis on these two songs alone, I
would say that the album was already an essential purchase already. Available
from all quality digital music sites.