Evan Williams

Mintrel for the King Destiny 1978
Who says the head honcho behind pioneering Jesus music band Harvest Flight can't do a pop/jazz album if he wants to? Fans of his early group might shrug, but taken by itself Minstrel For The King is a successful slab of distinctively 70's pop - breezy, melodic, symphonic, with a hint of funk and disco. Some sisters on BGV's providing smooth oohs, ahhs, sha-lahs, and shab-a- dab-a-bops to add to the carefree mood. The jazz instrumental 'Command Performance' kicks things off with sax, vibraphone, flute, strings, synths. 'Puzzle' slinks along with some punchy wah-wah and disco stings. 'Truth' from the Harvest Flight Ip is done with a smidgen of jazz fusion. A good half the album's pure adult contemporary, ballads and such, and there's nothing really rockin', but enough decent moments can be gleaned to make this worthy of acquisition. KS