Van Morrison The Prophet SpeaksVan Morrison is on a creative roll, having just released his fourth album in less than two years.

All have a similar format: new compositions mixed with interpretations of timeless R&B, blues and jazz tunes that have inspired him from day one. The most recent two releases in this series feature a band fronted by Hammond B3/trumpet player Joey DeFrancesco, who has released more than 30 albums and played alongside musicians that include Miles Davis, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, Ray Charles and Bette Midler.

The Prophet Speaks includes six new Morrison songs and reinterpretations of classics by John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke.

The Prophet Speaks is out December 7 via Caroline.

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