Will Downing ‎– A Love Supreme (1988)

Will Downing (born Wilfred Downing, November 29, 1963, Brooklyn, New York), is an American singer-songwriter and producer. Downing is known in the contemporary jazz and R&B music genres for his rich baritone vocals, and his interpretations of R&B and pop classics that stretch back to the early 1980s. Downing is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who has collaborated with various musicians as a back-up singer.

In the mid-1980s he moved back to New York City, and worked on albums by Jennifer Holiday, Kool & the Gang, Gerald Albright, Billy Ocean, Regina Belle and Mica Paris. Later he sang with Arthur Baker’s group, Wally ‘Jump’ Junior. Downing then used Baker as a producer after he signed with Island Records. In 1988, Downing signed a recording contract with 4th & Broadway Records, and his first solo album, Will Downing, was released that same year. His version of the John Coltrane piece, “A Love Supreme”, reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Arthur Baker provided all the remixes on the standard UK and European 12″ (Jazz In The House Mix) but this US 12″ replaced these mixes with a series of David Morales and Frankie Knuckles remixes.

A Love Supreme (Extended Vocal Remix)          6:54

A Love Supreme (Psycho Supreme Remix)        7:32

A Love Supreme (Psycho Supreme Dub)           8:00

A Love Supreme (Pianopella)                            6:39

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