Pianist, composer, and arranger, Sharp Radway releases new landmark recording! “Black Woman – A Conversation” is an exquisite and unique tribute to Black women.
An inspiring combination of Straight Ahead Jazz, spoken word, masterfully arranged ensemble pieces, pocket grooves, Latin Jazz, beautiful vocal performances and very candid conversations about Black women. The subtitle, A Conversation, refers to an insightful 45-minute conversation, which took place during the recording of the album. The conversation was between drummer Camille Gainer-Jones, tenor saxophonist Camille Thurman, and Radway. They discuss a variety of topics, which offer more than a glimpse of how life is experienced by Black women. Radway serves as moderator. Snippets of the conversation can be heard on tracks, 2, 5, 11, 16 and 19. Insightful, inspiring, uplifting, encouraging, and healing. This recording is a gem to be spoken of highly for generations to come.
Powerful. Relevant. Insightful.
"Radway’s litany of varied works substantiates his relevance in the world of music. He is forging ahead with more great music deserving a good ear."
(The Amsterdam News)
"I found much truth and intimacy shared in this release"
(WGXC 90.7 FM: Situation Fluxus, Host)
Sharp Radway – piano, keyboard, spoken word, voice, percussion (track 12)
Camille Thurman - tenor sax, flute (tracks 7 and 15)
Endea Owens – bass
Camille Gainer-Jones – drums and other percussion
Cynthia Soriano – voice (track 15)
Shenel Johns – voice (track 18)
Mama Kathy English Holt – spoken word (track 14)
Candido Camero – congas (tracks 1 and 15)
James Spaulding – alto sax (track 4), flute (tracks 7 and 15)
Duane Eubanks – trumpet (tracks 4, 6, 10, and 15), flugelhorn (track 7)
Andrae Murchison – trombone (tracks 7 and 15)
Corcoran Holt – bass (track 7)
Chris Beck – drums (tracks 4, 6, 8 and 15)
Joan Radway – voice (track 8)
Sharp Radway, Camille Thurman, and Camille Gainer-Jones are also heard in conversation on tracks 2, 5, 11, 16, and 19.
Produced By: Sharp Radway
Executive Producer: Sharp Radway
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