This is majestic, lush music put together with intelligence and emotional depth. This is one of 2018's finest musical achievements so far.”

Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

Sorrows and Triumphs: CD
  • Sorrows and Triumphs: CD

Sorrows and Triumphs: CD

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Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed eponymous debut record (Red Records) and subsequent sophomore outing Océanos (Criss Cross Records), in 2007, Edward Simon has now once more gathered together the power quartet Afinada, featuring Brian Blade on drums, David Binney on sax and bassist Scott Colley. With the addition of the Imani Winds chamber quintet and the striking presence of guests Gretchen Parlato on vocals and guitarist Adam Rogers Sorrows & Triumphs proves one of the most intricate of Simon's works to date.

Track Listing: Incessant Desires; Uninvited Thoughts; Equanimity; Triangle; Chant; Venezuela Unida; Triumphs; Rebirth.

Personnel: Edward Simon: piano, keyboards; David Binney: alto saxophone; Scott Colley: bass; Brian Blade: drums; Gretchen Parlato: vocals; Adam Rogers: guitars; Rogerio Boccato: percussion (tracks 3, 7); Luis Quintero: percussion (tracks 2, 4, 6); Imani WInds-Valerie Coleman: flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz: oboe; Monica Ellis: bassoon; Mark Dover: clarinet; Jeff Scott: French horn.

Year released: 2018

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Sorrows and Triumphs

Edward Simon

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Edward Simon with Afinidad and Imani Winds

Edward Simon -piano David Binney -alto sax Scott Colley -bass Brian Blade -drums

Gretchen Parlato -vocals Rogerio Boccato - percussion Luis Quintero - percussion

Valerie Coleman -flute Toyin Spellman-Diaz -oboe Monica Ellis -bassoon Mark Dover -clarinet Jeff Scott -french horn

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  5. 5
    Chant 6:07
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All compositions by Edward Simon.

Music Production: Edward Simon

"Triumphs" Co-produced by Edward Simon and David Binney

Executive Producer: Robert Mailer Anderson