Ellen Edwards, A New York Session
With the 2/22/20 release of her stylistically eclectic and soulfully swinging new EP, Ellen Edwards, A New York Session. This jazzy and extraordinarily gifted singer-songwriter had a surreal but beautifully grounded day at Shelter Island Studios in NYC. She recorded with some of the city’s top session cats and suddenly manifested her previously unfathomable dreams. Legendary country artist Suzy Bogguss, hooked the Atlanta based singer-songwriter up with her former producer, keyboardist Jason Miles. Miles loved Edwards’ material and quickly gathered an ensemble that included Randy Brecker (trumpet), Robbie Kondor (piano), Will Lee (bass), Jeff Mironov (guitar), Gene Lake (drums), Richie Morales (percussion) and Jason Miles (B3, vibes and synthesizers). They all work their effortless spontaneity and spark around Ellen’s powerful tone and distinctive phrasing. Her stylistic flow that ranges from Latin to gospel/blues, has a continuous message of conquering one’s demons and sorrows and forging a bright future.