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Year of Release: 2001
He Leadeth Me
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Just As I Am (Medley)
My Hope Is Built
As The Deer
More Love To Thee
Spirit Of God
In The Morning
I Must Tell Jesus
Dancin' In The Spirit
We Have Come
In This House
Song Of The New Heaven
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Drene Ivy is one of the many independent artists we have featured in our WSVNRadio Hall of Fame Series. He appeard on
Volume 13, with his track, "Emmanuel."
From the Drene Ivy Bio Page: Dren Ivy began playing the piano at the age of 4 at the age of 5; he was skillfully playing classical compositions
by Beethoven. He studied piano techniques and theory at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and studied classical music at the Cleveland Institute
of Music. While still a junior in high school, he was awarded a Scholarship to Durham College in North Carolina where he studied percussion and
composition and was a student at the Eastern Music Festival Youth Orchestra in which he skillfully played the timpani (kettledrum). He also studied
music at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH. By the age of 21, he had performed on six albums. Drene Ivy served as musician for many years at
his home church, Penetocostal Church of Christ, where his gifted musical skills were honed. He was inspired by his pastor, the late Bishop Charles
Watkins to pursue his talent in the contemporary music realm.
(Read more of his bio here.)
He has released three albums, all in the Spiritual/Contemporary Gospel faith: With These Hands, Paradise and We Reverence Your Name.
Mr. Ivy sent all of these albums to us, and this week, he debuts with his 2004 release, Paradise. (All of these releases can be found on his
CDbaby page.) Paradise is a beautiful album of instrumentals, more on the
The album begins with a beautiful and upbeat Jazz track, "He Leadeth Me." The piano stands out on another upbeat Jazz number, "Angel."
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" is more on the smooth jazz side, and/or New Age Jazz -- Beautiful. And speaing of beautiful, the piano is the focus of
many songs here, and it is just beautiful -- "Just As I Am (Medley)," "Paradise." And on the New Age side again, there's "My Hope Is Built."
Beautiful, Piano, we even add Jazz. Beautiful Jazz is on "As The Deer," likewise, on "More Love To Thee," "Spirit Of God," and
"We Have Come In This House." Another piano genius is preferably my favorite keyboardist of all time, Rick Wakeman. Wakeman gets the comparison
on "I Must Tell Jesus."
The remaining titles are more upbeat, and a good upbeat to mention. "Meditation" is moderate upbeat, and quite good. Then there's the really,
(and I do mean really, really) upbeat! -- "In The Morning." "Dancin' In The Spirit" proves the dancing part, and upbeat as mentioned.
More on the upbeat is the ending track, "Song Of The New Heaven."
Beautiful music is definitely heard on Drene Ivy's Paradise. It's title simply defines it. Jazz, New Age Jazz, Smooth Jazz, even Classical.
Also to mention World Music, on "Arabian Dance." A break from the common music we are used to, Drene Ivy takes us to a Paradise to be truly enjoyed
by relaxing, beautiful (and upbeat) music. Although instrumental, the spiritual and contemporary Gospel titles makes the album even more enjoyable, and
uplifting, as the Christian/Gospel music entitles to. WSVNRadio is proud to have Drene Ivy in its Hall of Fame family. Thank you, for providing us your
talent, Mr. Drene Ivy, as we look forward in reviewing your other albums. Visit his website, at
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