In His Hands
From Johnny: I give thanks to GOD for my ability to express myself creatively as a pianist and composer. And I have been inspired to give back through the art form of Jazz. I have played piano for many different Faiths, whose songs and hymns inspired me to include, in this spiritual jazz recording, a beloved spiritual of African roots; two Latin hymns, a Hebrew melody, and three of my own songs, two of which were recorded with vocals by Hani Stempler. From Hani (singer on the album): John's career as a straight-ahead jazz musician, composer, arranger and educator has taken him far and wide. He has recorded on hundreds of albums, and played live with the best and for the most celebrated artists on this earth. 'In His Hands' is his first 'solo' album; and watch for his straight-ahead jazz album, coming soon! It was an honor to record the vocals to two of Johnny's three tracks on this album. His music and his chording inspire me. Enjoy!