In the Morning Light
Guitarist Ed Stone's freshman CD is entitled In The Morning Light. This album blends improvisation and soulful beats with inspirational melodies that please those who listen from the heart. 'You feel as if you're at a concert when you hear the CD,' one listener stated. 'The CD has variety and you wonder what's coming next.' Other listeners say it's nice to hear lyrics with substance and melodies that inspire smiles. Ed's creative musical career began at age 12 in Seattle Washington. At age 18 he received a superior rating during the Reno Jazz Festival. During his freshman year at the University of Washington, Ed and Kenny Gorlic(G) played in the Jazz Orchestra under Roy Cummings' direction. Ed has also played in numerous Jazz and Top 40 groups and often organized local children for Christmas caroling in the local hospitals and neighborhoods. The musicians selected for Ed's CD project are some of the best in the business. Consider David J. Van De Pitte, nationally known for his violin arragements with Motown and Marvin Gaye. 'The sound of real violins always amazed me,' Ed says. That's why Ed asked David to write Violin arrangements for his CD project. Ron Otis (drums), Al Turner (bass)and Mark McGruder (keyboards)also make a powerfully, wonderful contribution to In The Morning Light. Ed Stone 'delivers a clear, beautiful and sensitive performance,' says Douglas Barnett, an experienced music veteran in Seattle. His use of single note phases, octaves and chord solos pleases your ears and are enjoyable to hear in concert or privately. Ed's music can potentially heal the soul and amazingly lift the listener to new heights. Radio promoter Michael Moryc simply says 'Ed is blessed.'