Clearly one of the greatest vocalists alive, possibly ever. The ease and speed with which he switches from full basso to tenor and countertenor is nothing short of awe-inspiring. I had the privilege of improvising with him once at Florida State, and I’ll never forget the influence of his character and talent.
Along with Bach and Morgan Freeman, Bobby McFerrin is one of those artists who cites the Christian faith as his main influence. Just another example of the fact that, regardless of what you name your inspiration, it’s all coming from the same place.