Minstrel For The King (Destiny D-78041) 1978
Who says the head honcho behind pioneering Jesus music band Harvest Flight can’t do a pop/jazz album if he wants to? Fans of his early group might shrug, but taken by itself Minstrel For The King is a successful slab of distinctively ‘70s pop — breezy, melodic, symphonic, with a hint of funk and disco. Some sisters on bgvs providing smooth oohs, ahhs, sha—lahs, and shab-a—dab-a—bops to add to the carefree mood. The jazz instrumental ‘Command Performance’ kicks things off with sax, Vibraphone, ﬂute, strings, synths. ‘Puzzle’ slinks along with some punchy wah—wah and disco stings. ‘Truth’ from the Harvest Flight lp is done with a smidgen of jazz fusion. A good half the album’s pure adult contemporary, ballads and such, and there’s nothing really rockin’, but enough decent moments can be gleaned to make this worthy of acquisition. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-4||Come To Me|
|1-5||Jesus Is Coming|
|2-4||Forever You Are My Love|
|2-5||You Are My Lord|