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Dark Triumph

Leave No
Stone Unturned

High
Standards

CSQ
Volume II

The Takeoff

Carmen

 

DARK TRIUMPH
CEA Music Company

Composer - Cecilia Smith
Producers – Cecil Bridgewater & Cecilia Smith
Concept – Cecilia Smith
Narration – Victoria Lancaster Smith
Narration Edited by - Cynthia Simmons
Liner Notes – Bridgette Davis
Copyist – Cecil Bridgewater

Musicians:
Carlton Holmes – Piano/Keyboard
Acoustic Bass - Lonnie Plaxico
Drums - Montez Coleman
Vibraphone - Cecilia Smith
Soprano Saxophone – Bruce Williams
Percussion - Farai Malianga
Elon Robin Dixon - Vocalists and Voice Over
Boy Sopranos - Members of the Boys Choir of Harlem:
Elijah Eagle, Joshua White, Shane Jerman, Joshua Smith, Corey Warren

Strings:
Conductor - Cecilia Smith

Sample Songs:
"Africa Remembered"
"Grief and Disasters"
"Confusion to Order"
 
Dark Triumph was listed as one of the top 10 CD releases of 2006 by All About Jazz


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1st Violin
1. Gwen Laster (contractor)
2. Belinda Whitney
3. Philip Payton
4. Evelyn Estava
5. Marlene Rice
6. Jon Kass
7. Gayle Dixon

Viola
1. Maxine Roach
2. James Coleman
3. Aundrey Mitchell

Viola
1. Eileen Folson
2. Garfield Moore

2nd Violin
1. Duane James
2. Brenda Vincent
3.Judy Spokes
4.Stanley Hunte
5. Ann Marie Bedney

LIST OF TUNES:
CD #1 – Narration & music
CD #2 – Music Only

Track Listings:
1. Birth/Spring
2. Spring/ The Darkest Child
3. Seating By Color
4. Too Light a Negro for Me (A Love Song)
5. New Birth/Spring
6. Grief and Disasters
7. An African American in Rio Frio Costa Costa Rica
8. Africa Remember
9. From Conclusion to Order/Spring-Dark Triumph

LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED
Brownstone

Cecilia Smith - Vibraphone
Frank Wilkins - Piano
Steve Kirby - Bass
Lonnie Plaxico - Bass
Ron Savage - Drums
Gary Bartz - Saxophones
Cecil Bridgewater - Trumpet
Greg Osby - Saxophones
Freddie Bryant - Guitar
Armstead Christian - Vocals
Eileen Fulton - Cello

List of Tunes:
Sand Box
A Glimmer of Hope for South Africa
With Each Passing Moment
The Peacocks
Our Delight
Blue Mountain Haze
If
Leave No Stone Unturned
Meaning of the Blues
Yet Another Phase

Sample Songs:
"Yet Another Phase"
"Leave No Stone Unturned"
 

HIGH STANDARDS
Brownstone - BRCD 9609

Cecilia Smith - Vibraphone
Frank Wilkins - Piano
Steve Kirby - Bass
Ron Savage - Drums
Javon Jackson - Saxophone
Billy Pierce - Saxophone
Freddie Bryant - Guitar
Carla Anita Cook - Vocals
Mark Ledford - Vocals

List of Tunes:
Coming Forth
Soul Eyes
Mourning Before Grace
Destination Home
Bag's Groove
Highway One
Falling Grace
Rhythm And Groove
I Can't Make You Love Me
Black Is The Color ...
Of My True Love's Hair
Melancholia
High Standards

Sample Songs:
"Highway One"
"I Can't Make You Love Me"
 

CSQ VOLUME II
Brownstone

Cecilia Smith - Vibraphone
Frank Wilkins - Piano
Steve Kirby - Bass
Ron Savage - Drums
Billy Pierce - Saxophone

List of Tunes:
Driving At Midnight
Yellow Roses
Resolution
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Old Devil Moon
Misplaced Values And Other Things
Theme For Eloisa And Tiziano
Darn That Dream
Thirst For Knowledge
Wild Is The Wind
Natural Woman
My Mother Told Me So


Sample Songs:
"Resolution"
"Yellow Roses"
 

THE TAKEOFF
Brownstone


Cecilia Smith - Vibraphone
Frank Wilkins - Piano
Lonnie Plaxico - Bass
Ron Savage - Drums

List of Tunes:
Blackbird
Fall
Night And Day
Tenderly
Winter Journeys
I'll Take Romance
Come Sunday
The Takeoff
Meditation For A Space Flight
Is It Really Worth Your Time?
Blue In Green
Here's That Rainy Day

 

Sample Songs:
"Blackbird"
"Is It Really Worth Your Time?"
 

CARMEN
NACJ - 1011


Cecilia Smith - Vibraphone
Yoshihiko Katori - Vibraphone
Herve Sellin - Piano
Gildas Bocle - Bass
Alex Riel - Drums

List of Tunes:
Intermezzo
La Fiesta
Red & Black
Habanera
Above the Peninsula
The Way to Read Fact
Spain
The Toreador Song

 

Sample Songs:
"La Fiesta"
"Habanera"
 

 


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