Jacob Moon Landing

Wanting the best of both worlds, soul/folksinger Jacob Moon's new album is live and in the studio. By inviting fans into an old church converted to recording studio for three sold out nights, Moon has captured the immediacy of art on the run that makes live performance so captivating together with studio-quality sound and precision. The church is an ideal setting for Moon's faith-based songs and when his very own gospel choir breaks into "Speak to Me" or "There's a Place," the results are powerful indeed. Using little more than an acoustic guitar and a sampler on most songs, Moon accompanies himself on a variety of new and old material and a few covers, most notably Paul Simon's "Under African Skies," harmonised adorably by Lisa Winn. (Independent)