Songs of Struggle and Redemption: we shall overcome
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Nathaniel Gumbs, piano
Release date: November 3, 2015
Spirituals and Civil Rights: Dashon Burton and Nate Gumbs grew up in the Bronx, NY and are rising artists in their fields. Burton recently won a Grammy Award as a founding member of the ensemble, “Roomful of Teeth” – he brings the nuance of his work with that ensemble to the rawness of the journey represented here. Mr. Gumbs is a fine improviser and several of the tracks on this disc are recorded “live”. This is Dashon Burton’s second disc with Acis, his first, Holocaust 1944, received high praise from Gramophone.