Cecil and Ron Bridgewater

As I Live And Breathe

By Cecil Bridgewater
The third movement of a suite called 'Chatthoochee Red' from an album by Max Roach with the same title. Recorded by Cecil on his I Love Your Smile CD. A piece that gives the musical impression of hope that comes with a cause fear of the unknown.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


I Love Your Smile

By Cecil Bridgewater
Dedicated to Cecil's Grandmother, Sarah Scott. It was hard to get grandma to smile, but she did for a photograph featuring seniors in the comunity. A beautiful Bossa Nova that captures Cecil's image of his grandmothers smile.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


Samba, Para Ustedes Dos

By Cecil Bridgewater
Places the spotlight on Cecil's parents, Erma and Cecil B. Bridgewater. A hopeful piece to the life that they lived.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


Dee Dee/Your Ballad

By Cecil Bridgewater
This composition has two titles because it was recorded first as Dee Dee and then as Your Ballad. Both are the same, but recorded several years apart. First on an album called 'Arican Sunrise' on the Double Bridge Productions Label turned into a CD and then on a album entitled 'Generations Suite on the Denon Label.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


In The Open

By Ron Bridgewater
An unsual blues that has many twist-and-turns. Ron's composition tells the story of a track runner who was darting ahead of the crowd in his quest to be the best.

Arranged by Ron Bridgewater


Mizu Hashi San

By Ron Bridgewater
Is a waltz that dosen't stay strickly to the waltz format. First recorded on an album by Jon (Fadis) and Billy (Harper) and later recorded by Ron and Cecil Bridgewater on a CD 'African Sunrise' by Cecil and Ron Bridgewater

Arranged By Ron Bridgewater


African Sunrise

By Ron Bridgewater
An exploritory composition that takes into a new realm of small group playing. A composion dealing with the African roots of the music.

Arranged by Ron Bridgewater

Scott Free

By Cecil Bridgewater
An attempt at finding freedom in musical terms. It gives the soloist a chance to express himself on many levels. First at a medium slow tempo than a faster tempo and finally at a free tempo. Recorded by Max Roach and later by Cecil on the CD African Sunrise

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


Medicine Man

By Ron Bridgewater
This marks the first time that Ron can be heard singing. Recorded on the African Sunrise CD, this is in the style of Bill Withers from the 70's.

Arranged by Ron Bridgewater


Nina Del Aqua

By Cecil Bridgewater
This composition makes its debue on the 'African Sunrise' CD, it is dedicated to Cecil's oldest daughter, Tulani. She went in the water and didn't want to come out.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


Cannon's Samba

By Cecil Bridgewater
From the Cannonball Adderly Suite.
A suite Cecil was commissioned to write for a dedication to the great alto saxophonist which features the entire ensemble.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater


I Think I Might Try Love Again

By Cecil Bridgewater
Also from the Cannonball Adderly Suite. A beautiful ballad that has lyrics by Juanita Fleming and is song by Vanessa Rubin. It can be performed instrumentaly as well.

Arranged By Cecil Bridgewater