D Rolark releases his debut global Inspirational Smooth Jazz album. This CD represents positivity and encouragement to the soul. From the serene peace of "Perfect Peace" to the solo piano "Thankful" to the festive "Joyous", D Rolark approaches the listen from a Smooth Soulful Spiritual perspective.
Multi-Instrumentalist; Composer; Producer; Recording Artist; 5 x Honorary Independent Award Recipient
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D Rolark's most soulful album to date. A sophisicated blend of Smooth Jazz, Soul, R&B, Funk, and Inspirational. Featuring the Smooth, Soulful voice of Tamirah Leigh Terry and D Rolark's debut on vocals. SOULIDIFY features D Rolark on Keys, Piccolo Bass, 5-String Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, and vocals. Featuring the smooth dance title track, the socially conscious "Let Love Arise", the Inspirational "Giving My All 2 U", the Isley Brothers/Wayman Tisdale-inspired track "Peace of Mind", the Minneapolis-funk/Marcus Miller inspired opening track "Get On Up", and the Gregg Karukas-flavored "Lake View". Prepare to be SOULIDIFIed from a Smooth/Soulful/Spiritual perspective.
This concept Smooth Jazz album is a passport to faraway places; suitable for a stressful day. This re-recording of his 2002 never-before-released CD includes tracks that conceptualize excursions of "Caribbean Sun", "Road Trip", "Barbados Moon", and "Paradise Island". This smooth passport is a getaway to many places.
Smooth. Inspiring. Faithful. D Rolark's Inspirational Smooth Jazz album is a musical excursion of faith and hope. Make A Joyful Noise is a musical collage of Smooth Jazz and Contemporary Inspirational/Gospel blended together with the aspects of faith, hope, encouragement, and enlightenment. Featuring the title track, "Paising a Hallelujah", "Celebrate Victory", and "Merciful & Mighty". This album also the debut of his wife, Dawn, on Electric Violin on the co-composed duet "Manifested Blessings". In all, Make A Joyful Noise instrumentally brings glory, honor and praises from a Smooth perspective.
D Rolark brings a palate of Smoothness that is defined between the notes. Showcasing his multi-instrumental diversity on Keys, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, and Drums, "This Moment" blends Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Urban Contemporary into a combined styling that is defined by one word: Smooth. Featuring the tracks "Key Logical", "Encountered", "Come What May", and "Brighter Nights". Also featuring his wife, Electric/Synth Violinist, Dawn, on the track "Meant to Be". "This Moment" is an album that brings Rhythm and Elegance together which creates Smoothness and Sophistication.
"Words of the Word" is D Rolark's first book of collection of his poetry that offers hope, encouragement and inspiration in a world that is distracted by negativity and chaos. Known as a "Minister of Music & Literature", D Rolark's poems are based on the teachings of God, eloquently expressed in a poetic manner.