Edwards, Donald

Criss Cross Jazz, 2016CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 22.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Donald Edwards leads a quintet with Walter Smith III (sax), David Gilmore (g), Orrin Evans (p) and Luques Curtis (b). Vivian Sessoms adds vocals on three selections notably “Way To Her” complemented by Smith’s warm tenor sax. Nicolas Payton plays keyboards on three selections and Antoine Drye plays trumpet on the “Prelude To Real Life”. There is a 1970s groove that is woven into this mix giving it a retro feel capped by the soothing title track.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media