Conversation with a Psalmist
Titus Pollard, best known as a critically acclaimed music instructor with his video series Learn to Play Gospel Piano has released a debut inspirational CD which incorporates the musical styles of Classical, Ragtime, Jazz, Traditional and Contemporary Gospel. Conversation With A Psalmist journeys through the classic hymnal like never before. With three of the twenty-one cuts titled Blezzd Assuranz, Raggin'@TheCross.GOD and Grace Notes, a listener will have trouble deciding which piece is most inspiring. "It's not just an album. It's a concept," is the usual comments of the multitude of listeners. Infused into the music - some vocal, some instrumental, some a combination of both - are excerpts of a faux-radio (YGOD) interview in which the artist gives commentary on Gospel music, it's meaning and power in the twenty-first experience called Church. He was introduced to the Gospel music arena in the late 80's by the late Mattie Moss Clark, mother of the ever powerful Clark Sisters. In thirty-nine years as a musician, clinician and teacher, he has conducted high school and college groups, yielded two command performances at the White House, and ministered with and for such artists as the Mississippi Mass Choir, Timothy Wright, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marvin Winans, and the late James Moore and Ronald Winans.