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Donald Edwards: Evolution of An Influenced Mind

Read "Evolution of An Influenced Mind" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With Evolution of An Influenced Mind , drummer Donald Edwards makes a piercing statement about his percussiveness and musicality. Having gained attention for his craftsmanship on a number of noteworthy Criss Cross dates-- Introducing Opus 5 (2011) and Orrin Evans's excellent It was Beauty (2013)--Edwards's debut on the prolific Dutch jazz label is a cohesive work ...

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Donald Edwards: Evolution Of An Influenced Mind

Read "Evolution Of An Influenced Mind" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

In recent years, Donald Edwards has become a familiar name in the Criss Cross catalogue. His drumming can be heard on six previous Criss Cross releases, but on Evolution of an Influenced Mind, Edwards makes his debut as a leader. His sensitive and protean drumming has made him a first-call sideman in New York, but this ...

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Donald Edwards: Evolution Of An Influenced Mind

Read "Evolution Of An Influenced Mind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Donald Edwards is one of those drummers that seem to be taken for granted. He's constantly being called upon to support others, shaping moods and grooves on record for everybody from saxophonist Dayna Stephens to trombonist Conrad Herwig to vocalist Carolyn Leonhart, but he's largely avoided being in the spotlight. He's only released two other leader ...