Contemporary jazz arrangements of hymns and spirituals from The Chris McDonald Jazz Orchestra, featuring many of Nashville's finest jazz musicians, with guest vocalists Melinda Doolittle,Gary Janney, and Scat Springs.Released in 2014.
..."this is exemplary big-band jazz flawlessly performed by a world-class ensemble. As its title denotes, there are No Pews Required to hear and appreciate how Chris McDonald uses hymns and other canonical themes to advance the cause of big-band jazz. Simply listen and enjoy."
- Jack Bowers, www.allaboutjazz.com