Still the River Flows

David M. Edwards

Solo piano original compositions influenced by classical, folk, rock and jazz. Equally satisfying as ambient background or as a close, attentive listen. Moods from pensive and introspective to joyful and energetic.

This album is my first full solo piano CD. After some time of introspection searching for just the right musical approach, I believe this music is truly me. It begins with "Morning Song" and moves through what can be thought of as a life compressed into one day, building in energy as we approach mid-day, and slowly winding down to a peaceful evening, filled with friends and recollection. I hope you enjoy it.

What critics say about David Edwards's music:

"It's a pleasant listen, at once moody and majestic" - Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News

"Edwards has conjured up a fine collection of his own compositions and in so doing emerged as a writer and performer who deserves to be heard" - Smooth Jazz Therapy

"His songs are relaxing and catchy. They feature romance and rebirth. Happy and amiable" - Target Audience

"Edwards has further developed his already keen ear for melody and his adept wielding of various keyboards across an assortment of musical styles. Graced with a gorgeous cover (Edwards did the artwork and layout himself) that fits well with the overall gentle, warm, and inviting mood ... the album flows with a strong sense of romance and subtle nostalgia" - Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter

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The Illusion of Time

Dave Edwards

Quiet and relaxing, yet emotionally evocative music for contemplation that rewards close listening but can also be used as ambient underscoring.

This music draws from all my influences, from classical to folk to jazz and world music, to create what I hope is my own identifiable musical voice. I love solo piano as well as orchestration, both traditional and electronic. I've tried to use all these elements to create music that celebrates the beauty and mystery in our world. You can certainly put this album on to provide ambient underscoring for your daily life, but if you choose to sit and listen closely and lose yourself in the music, there are levels of complexity that, I hope, will keep you intrigued.

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Elusive Dreams

Dave Edwards

A melodic, soulful blend of instrumental styles including jazz, blues, classical and pop, primarily featuring acoustic piano in the lead role on 12 original, well-crafted compositions.

This is my first commercial release. It represents the various influences that I have assimilated and expressed in my own way over the years. They vary from classical to folk and pop to jazz and blues. It puts me in the “hard to categorize” category. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Time Passed — This song is about reflecting on the changes in one’s life. There is the joy, the passion, and the sadness, viewed through the perspective that comes with the passing of time.

Elusive Dreams — The title came into my mind as I lay in bed drifting off to sleep. I wrote the song the next day. It captures the idea of the dreams we all pursue in life. Elusive, yes. And yet, the pursuit helps give life meaning.

Metamorphosis — This piece has a particular personal meaning for me, but more generally it is about passing from one chapter in life to another, with all the anticipation, excitement, and promise that entails.

One Last Look — This bluesey tune is about the experience of leaving behind someone or something that is hard to let go of. Even as you drive off in the night, you can’t help but turn back for one last look.

Waltz for Carolyn — This is a happy tune for a woman whose simple beauty and creativity make her the kind of person you’d love to spend a lifetime with.

Alisa — Women’s names turn up in titles often. They are such a source of inspiration, joy, pain and confusion. Relationships are complicated at best; some much more than others. This is about one in the latter category.

Snowfall — This classical-influenced piece is not about a gentle dusting of snow, but more of a blizzard. It harks back to the days when I lived in the Rocky Mountains.

Song for Amy — This jazz tune evolved over time. In this case, Amy was not an actual person. I’ll just leave it at that.

Universe — This simple piece came about fully formed. It makes me think of the beautiful views of stars and galaxies captured by the Hubble telescope.

Neskowin — We traveled to the Pacific Northwest in the early 2000s, and fell in love with the beauty of the place. This song is named for a small village on the Oregon coast.

Blues for Breakfast — This makes me think of many times being up all night and watching the sun come up as I ate “breakfast.” It’s a bit wistful and melancholy.

When I Look Into Your Eyes — This song is the culmination of the idea I began with. I wrote the verse quickly in response to a particular situation. For years I was unable to complete it. Finally, a resolution came to me. Time Passed... — Dave Edwards

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