As a concept project, Churchman intersects between multiple genres through the sizable yet symmetrical: Akouo, 4 string electric bass guitars, Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha electric keyboard, string canvas, glockenspiel, percussion, baby rattle, siren whistle, mechanical/non-mechanical simulations & vocals; K. Winslow Garnier, 5 string electric bass guitar; Marquel McGhee, Steven Hobert, Joseph Garnier, Lee Gatlin, Steve Kimmel, Toyebi Adedipe & Doug Hill, Fender Rhodes, Yamaha acoustic piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Yamaha electric keyboards, Hohner Clavinet, Moog synthesizers & string canvas; Trenon Graham, drums; Dean Magraw, Ben Bouissieres, Matt Hughes, Colin Hodges & Pablo Charis, acoustic, electric & slide guitars; Ernest Bisong, violin; Phil Nusbaum, banjos; D'Jalma M. Garnier, III, creole fiddle; Joseph Garnier, percussion, timbales, washboard, tambourine & programming; Steve Kimmel, vibraphone, marimba & wooden spoons; Mike Fugazzi, harmonicas; Chris Fulton, trombone; Mike Olander, baritone saxophone; Ronny Loew, tenor saxophone; Dave Mendenhall, Mark Bobnick, Phil Holm & Solomon Parham, trumpets & flugelhorns; Daryl Jones, flute; Akouo, Thomasina Petrus, Alannah Garnier, Toyebi Adedipe, Elizabeth Garnier, Aja Pridgen, Joseph Garnier, Tameya Robinson, Tracy Garnier, Nancy Ellis & K. Winslow Garnier, foreground/background vocals, chants & handclaps; Josiah Obwatho, choir director; Christ Warriors Children's Choir (Elsa Kagose, Ashley Alcenat, William Mbilima, Subira Kagose, Jayden Alcenat and Eryenda Mbilima); and, Keith Dent, spoken word. Recorded by Jim Reynolds. Mixed by Tom Smouse. Mastered by Greg Reierson.
Grace Journey (2013)
This 10-song project embodies a diverse range of musical styles, expressed in the enumerated: Akouo, electric bass guitar, electric piccolo bass guitar, glockenspiel, balafon & vocals; K. Winslow Garnier, 5 string electric bass guitar; Marc Clemons, vocal bass; Larry Jolivette, Ed Levin, Andre Rodriguez, Marquel McGhee, David Hamilton, Matt Riley, Steve Kimmel & Toyebi Adedipe, Fender Rhodes, Steinway and Yamaha acoustic pianos, clavinet, string canvas, Hammond B-3 organ & synthesizers; Erich Hofmeister, drums; Dean Magraw, Hotepsekhemwy Arisekheru, Ben Bouissieres, Jamie Carter & Matt Hughes, acoustic & electric guitars; Patrice N'gangula De Lemos & Trenon Graham, percussion; Kelly O'Neal & Steve Kimmel, vibraphone; Clint Hoover, harmonica; Douglas Starkebaum, cello; Chris Fulton, trombone; Paul Cherba, Mark Bobnick & Solomon Parham; trumpet & flugelhorn; Ronny Loew, baritone, tenor, alto & soprano saxophone; Felix James, Vickie Crisler & Daryl Jones, flute; Thomasina Petrus, Joseph Garnier, Aja Pridgen; Toyebi Adedipe, Tracy Garnier, Linda Dogbe, Tierra Watkins, Rashid Walker & 4Given (Martin, Mariah, Mikal and Morgan Miller), foreground/background vocals; and, Keith Dent (Kredentials) & Raven Bowers, spoken word. Recorded by Jim Reynolds. Mixed by Tom Smouse. Mastered by Doug Wild.
Signz 'N' Timez (2010)
An endeavor that displays the musical talents of: Akouo, electric bass guitar & glockenspiel; Andre Rodriguez, Yamaha acoustic piano; Marquel McGhee, Hammond B-3 organ; Erich Hofmeister, drums; Dean Magraw, electric guitar; Michael Nelson, trombone solo; Paul Cherba, trumpet & flugelhorn; Walter Chancellor, Jr., baritone & tenor saxophone; Thomasina Petrus, foreground vocals; 4Given (Martin, Mariah, Mikal and Morgan Miller), jump rope scene & background vocals; and, JSong, additional programming & mixing. Recorded by Jim Reynolds. Mixed by Tom Smouse. Mastered by Doug Wild.
Help Is On The Way (2002)
This recording features the following personalities: Akouo, electric bass guitar & vocals; Larry Jolivette, Fender Rhodes; Ed Levin, acoustic piano and string canvas; Erich Hofmeister, drums; Hotepsekhemwy Arisekheru, guitar; Kelly O'Neal, vibraphone; Patrice N'gangula De Lemos, percussion; Kenni Holmen, flute; Robin Berry, harp; Doug Brown, foreground vocals; and, Tierra Watkins, Y'vette Murrah & Marc Clemons, background vocals. Recorded by Jim Reynolds. Mixed and mastered by Richard Grossman.