“With a staggering eighteen Grammy-Award nominations, Take 6 is the most nominated Gospel, Jazz, Pop or R&B artists in Grammy history.
In the music industry, Take 6 is so universally recognized as simply being the best, that they have virtually owned Downbeat magazines readers poll having won Favorite Jazz Vocal Group 9 consecutive years.
Take 6 has received some of its highest praise from the music industry’s icons. Mega producer and longtime collaborator Quincy Jones, has described Take 6 as The baddest vocal cats on the planet. In their stellar career, they have been honored to perform with numerous music legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, David Foster, Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, Denyce Graves, The Yellowjackets and Wynton Marsalis among a host of others. The Take 6 style has also reached todays pop culture. Their musical style and tight harmonies have influenced pop groups from Boyz II Men and Backstreet Boys to *NSYNC.”
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Bobby McFerrin sings Ave Maria by Bach / Gounod three ways.
First with a full chorus.
Second with the audience.
Third with cellist Yo Yo Ma.
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Mike Manring demonstrates his musical virtuosity with his custom made bass capable of switching to different tunings mid-performance.
In this extended video, after his first astonishing performance he eloquently celebrates the instrument he loves, before playing two more pieces.
He’s a musical pioneer who continues to break new ground. In my humble opinion, he is the world’s finest bass player – ever.