June 3, 2005

Kirk Whalum Will Cover Babyface Songs

Kirk Whalum will pay homage to Babyface.

Saxophonist Kirk Whalum, who last month signed a recording contract with the Rendezvous Entertainment record label, is recording an album based on the songbook by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. It is expected to be released in September.

Babyface, of course, is a singer, producer and songwriter who has had top hits on his own and has written them for many others. Whalum has toured with Babyface and recorded one of his songs – on his 1993 album called Cache he includes Babyface’s “Love Saw It.”

It was back in 1998 Whalum released a cover album of some of his favorite songs called For You.

Posted by Brian Soergel at June 3, 2005 9:40 PM