Beautiful Life

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Artwork| Tracklist | Credits

Kenny Barron – Piano (6,8)

Cyrus Chestnut – Piano (9)

Javier Colon – Vocals (3)

Jonathan DuBose, Jr. – Guitar (10)

Kurt Elling – Vocals (4)

Latanya Farrell – Vocals (9)

Jimmy Greene – Tenor Saxophone (1~4,6,9,10), Soprano Saxophone (5,7,8,10), Flute (10)

Linden Christian School Early Years Choir, Brenda Johnson – Director (4,10)

Ana Márquez-Greene – Vocals (1)

Isaiah Márquez-Greene – Piano (1)

Christian McBride – Bass (2~5,7,9,10)

Pat Metheny – Acoustic Guitar (1)

Musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra – Violins, Violas, Cellos (3,9)

Lewis Nash – Drums (2~5,7,9,10)

Anika Noni Rose – Spoken Word (10)

Renee Rosnes – Piano (2~5,7,10)

Jimmy Greene

Beautiful Life

Jimmy Greene’s new release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

On While Looking Up, Greene finds solace, support and inspiration from each of these directions, but in particular from casting his gaze heavenward. Looking inward, he’s comforted by his faith and by the gift for moving, expressive composition that has marked his work for the last two decades. Looking outward, he has his family and his brilliant collaborators, culled for this project from a list of longtime favorites who haven’t entered the studio together in at least a decade. And while looking up, he recalls the joyful spirit of his daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, who tragically lost her life in 2012, along with 25 other students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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