Donald Edwards

The Color of Us Suite (CRISS 1407 CD)

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The Color of Us Suite

Donald Edwards

Criss Cross


CRI 165128




CD 12,38 €


“Timing is everything, and as Donald Edwards continues to make recordings, we are able to hear the clarity of his development as a composer and artist. The Color of US Suite throws the door open to the levers of power and opportunity in rebellion against systems engaging in fundamentally inimical propositions against the humanity of Black people. Art is not created in a vacuum; it represents the culmination of the total breath of one’s life experiences represented through a creative medium. It is a direct reflection of the tenor of the times in which is created. So where talent meets preparation and discipline, at the crossroads, these attributes come together for the best expression of artistic genius.

This recording carries with it the total range in expressions of the freedom concept, the obsession with hope through the infatuation of dreams, the disappointment, anger, and love for the framing of our evolving paradigm from within the prism of democracy. Donald captures those gradations of condition in a high-minded representation of passion, delivered with high-skilled precision, and soulful highs that are as exciting to the gutbucket enthusiast as it is intriguing for the high-brow aficionado.” 
-Excerpt from the booklet-

Donald Edwards drums,
Anthony Wonsey piano,
Ben Wolfe bass,
David Gilmore guitar,
Abraham Burton tenor saxophone.
Guest appearances by Sophia Edwards (vocals on track 1)
and Frank Lacy (vocals on tracks 2 – 8).

All compositions and arrangements by Donald Edwards.
The album was recorded on January 31, 2020, at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio
Mixed and mastered by Mike Marciano at the Systems Two Recording Studios.

1. Little Hopes   2:24 min
2. Red 5:32 min
3. White 6:55 min
4. Blue 5:06 min
5. Intro To Black 2:11 min
6. Black 9:46 min
7. Brown 4:15 min
8. Tan 3:24 min
9. Finding Beauty 7:22 min
10. Hurricane Sophia 8:20 min