Soul Revival is a Kansas City group that performs a sophisticated form of contemporary R&B. Desmond Mason, an accomplished keyboardist, composes and orchestrates their music, while Derick Jolliff-Cunigan is the primary vocalist.
After a series of performances at out-of-the-way venues, Soul Revival graduates to the prestigious RecordBar on Saturday, where, in addition to performing original compositions, they'll cover hits by the likes of Musiq Soulchild and Luther Vandross.
Paula Saunders adds her lustrous voice to the band's “Fall in Love,” an elegant mid-tempo song intended for stepping — which is referenced in the lyrics of this teaser:
Soul Revival's show on Saturday is slated to begin with a performance by Asa Barnes at 6 p.m. — an early start time paying respect to the mature audience likely to attend.
A Summer Night of Soul, Saturday, August 19 at the RecordBar, 1520 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108; 816-753-5207.
KCUR contributor Bill Brownlee blogs about Kansas City's jazz scene at Plastic Sax.