Domi Edson Trio Album Release
While many artists her age feel compelled to write music oversaturated with complex harmonies and dense arrangements, “Stories from Solitude” proves that Domi developed the maturity and bravery to let this music, characterized by catchy melodies, infectious swing, and joyful ensemble interplay, be enough – and the results speak for themselves.
The record’s title speaks to the inspiration Domi finds from being alone with her thoughts in picturesque natural places. While the trio’s performances of songbook tunes on this date all serve the compositions well, this record shines in large part because of Edson’s development as a composer. She has learned how to take stories and experiences from her life and convert them into songs, weaving tales for her listeners much like she would in conversation. During this performance Domi will not only tell these stories before each piece is performed, but will be showing pictures and short videos to help the audience fully experience her compositions in a new way. At a time when young musicians are searching high and low for the next hip thing, Domi reminds us that perhaps the hippest thing of all is to be yourself while sticking to the things that make jazz such incredible music in the first place – and in that regard, “Stories from Solitude” is a great success.