Veteran Coley continues to display the master's touch that has made him a pervasive power in gospel for the past 15 years.

Veteran Coley continues to display the master's touch that has made him a pervasive power in gospel for the past 15 years. Showcasing his 13-voice ensemble, Beloved, Coley fashions his familiar yet ever-fresh mix of smooth jazz and intricate, intriguing harmonies with subtle underpinnings of traditional gospel. "II Chronicles" sports a cool, catchy jazz groove. "Exchanged" is a beautiful, torchy ballad. "Because He's God" adds an infectious flavor of funk to the set, while "Silent Scream" is soft but plaintive and poignant. Coley doesn't explore new ground as much as he continues to refine his signature sound. The results are a delight and should please his faithful, as well as catch the ear and capture the hearts of an ever-broader audience.—GE