Criss Cross Jazz 1407 CD

Donald Edwards Quintet

The Color Of US Suite

Available: August 20, 2021

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. This recording The Color Of US Suite 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.

The Color Of US Suite signifies the idealism of being in pursuit, eye on the prize, and evince a passion for study, discipline and integrity required to handle this music’s greatest demands. Donald Edwards and fellow musicians Anthony Wonsey, Ben Wolfe, David Gilmore and Abraham Burton have succeeded, and we are edified all the more higher for them having done so.

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

Total Time: 55:15
Recorded January 31, 2020 in Astoria, NY, USA
Engineer: David Stoller (recording) & Michael Marciano (mixing / mastering)
Producer: Jerry Teekens (executive)