Come Sunday is a Chicago-based septet with a brand new twist on America's two original musical genres: jazz and gospel are melded together into one swingin' good time, then delivered by four powerful singers and the deep jazz grooves of a crazy-good rhythm section. Composer/Guitarist Mike Allemana brings new arrangements that fuel the musicians and will lift you out of your seat.
Don't miss Come Sunday at Uncommon Ground, 1401 West Devon, on Saturday, April 21, 9pm-11pm. A really nice intimate setting to hear Bill, Sue, Alton, and Lindsay do their thing.
Our CD, "Crosscurrents" is available at CD Baby, iTunes, and eMusic.
Here are some reviews to convince you:
"Come Sunday balances the deft touch of jazz and blues with some traditional church singing.... The most interesting and moving pieces are the ones that take the traditional gospel approach and uplift it with guitarist Mike Allemana's novel jazz arrangements.... Crosscurrents is as much about reinterpretation as it is emulation. ... Worthy of a close listen." --Down Beat
"Three instrumentalists and four vocalists comprise Come Sunday, named for a Duke Ellington tune that was part of his 1958 Black, Brown and Beige album with Mahalia Jackson. The group's debut includes a stirring rendition of the song, which fits nicely into Allemana's marriage of jazz and gospel." --Vintage Guitar Magazine
"An unusual and wonderful CD ... that crosses the genre barriers." --Journal of the Guitar Society of Western Australia
"American Roots music can be divided into four broad genres: blues, jazz, country and gospel. A Venn diagram of the relationship of these four would reveal an area of intersection of all these musical elements. It is in this area that the jazz-gospel group Come Sunday achieves the durable yet delicate goal of divining these spirits in equal measure." --AllAboutJazz.com
All About Jazz
Neil Tesser at the Examiner