Straight from the heart solo piano David M. Edwards – STILL THE RIVER FLOWS: There is what I would term a most stridently pleasant style of playing on this new straight from the heart solo piano album by David M. Edwards… I believe his talent and skill comes from years and years of playing in various styles of music.. all the way from jazz to rock n’ roll & even country western, he plays with an exuberance of spirit not often found on albums that are in the New Age category… although I didn’t see any LIVE videos of his performances on the new release, he does have a YouTube Topic channel dedicated to his music, and all the songs from this album are there… I recommend you SUBSCRIBE to his channel… (for the next release, it would be very nice to have a video of a live performance… hint! hint!). One of the tunes that really stood out for me is the lively “Summer Dance“… I especially loved his left-hand work on this 5:34 song… it’s full of power, to be sure.
The mellow tones & chords David uses on “Wistfully” will give you the feelings of sadness that the title conveys, but as the 3:32 piece moves along, hope is definitely restored… this is truly one of the most expressive solo piano pieces I’ve heard (yet) in 2019… I expect it will be getting MAJOR airplay ’round the globe.
The opener, “Morning Song“, will wake your ears completely with David’s joyful sounds… it’s very much like he’s talking right to you through his keyboard as his day (and yours, perhaps) begins… this is a song that will be getting replayed often on my player.
You get just over an hour’s worth of exhilarating music on this fourteen-song opus (1:05, to be exact), and I’ve no doubt you find your own treasure here… my own personal favorite is the 5:20 “Nineteen in 69“… I have every confidence that this tune will be nominated for (and WIN) awards… it truly conveys hope in a very personal way.
I give David a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this very enjoyable (and diverse) album. Get more information about this versatile artist on his David M. Edwards website. Rotcod Zzaj
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