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“Bright Side Of Midnight is a body of work that is intended to express hope! On the surface it’s a blend of jazz standards with a twist and some really funky originals. However, the concept is not only about outlasting the darkness, but also racing toward the light! The difference between p.m. and a.m. can be as small as a second. Though you may not see it yet, your expectation is to see the sun arise out of the darkness. In the midnights of life, we have to maintain the hope of the sun. The bright side of midnight is that the new day has already begun.”


released 29 July 2014

Produced by: Vertical Current (C. Stevens, D. Stevens Jr, A. Prawl, B. Mullen, J. Damiani)

Vertical Current is:
Christopher Stevens- Trumpet/Grits & Oats
Donald C. Stevens Jr- Bass
Brandon Mullen- Drums
Ali Prawl- Keyboards
Jordan Damiani- Guitar/Bgv

Featured Guests:
Chartel Findlater- Vox on “So In Love”/”What The World Needs Now”
Shelia Moser A.K.A Lee Mo- Vox on “Summer Time”/”MFV”/”Alabaster”
El’Ahmad Barak- Vox on “Get Up”
Rick Tate Jr- Alto Sax on “Get Up”
Shaylah Stevens- Bgv on “What The World Needs Now”
Mary Harris- Cow Bell/Shaker on “Bright Side Of Midnight”
Aaron Draper- Congas/Timbales on “Bright Side Of Midnight”

Bright Side Of Midnight was recorded and mixed by Steve Mckie at Studio Pine in Philadelphia PA USA
Additional mixing and mastered by Richard A. Waller III at Smackhouse Studios in Philadelphia PA. USA

Album cover design by Vernon James for Vernon Akili

Photo credit:
Ken Duncan for K. Duncan Photography
Jerome Power Neal for Mastermind Enterprise LLC
Aaron “Yikes Lee” Ford for True A.R.T. Ent
Toray Brown for Photoray Photography
Joseph Mobley for JosephJammal
Chris Pierce
Jamilah Damiani
Mike Sanford


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