Archive for February 10th, 2021

Solex – Full Moon

Originally trained to be a graphic designer at the Atlanta College of Art, a near-death experience took this artist back to his first love, music. Diagnosed with the potentially life threatening disease, Sarcoidosis of the lungs, the graphic design student was forced to drop out of school and convalesce at his parents for several years. What first looked like a wasted opportunity and a big set back turned out to be a lifetime calling. Solomon grew up with music at the heart of the family’s Gospel ministry, in his native Bridgeport, Connecticut. This early exposure to music led this eldest son of a preacher to begin playing the bass guitar at age 15 with his family’s gospel quartet, The Edmond Family.

His passion for playing the keyboard ultimately led him to a career as a Minister of Music for over 25 years as well as a Music Director for stage plays. Solomon’s official musical career started with the release of his album Together Again (2007), a soulful compilation of jazz, rooted in gospel with a mild mix of Latin and R&B beats. We haven’t count his numerous releases since then. We mentioned however his albums Voices (2018) and Smooth Ride (2020).

His newest album is Full Moon (2021), the eighth and most exuberant project to date for Solex. This is a very strong and exciting album beginning with “Flying High”, co-written by Jonathan DuBose, Jr. “Full Moon” is a first single favorite with “It Won’t Last”, co-written by Tony (T•Mac) McLendon as a must-play being very relevant for our current times! This project has a variety of mood songs for diverse tastes with help from additional artists, bassist Asa Livingston, and saxophonist, Jason Gay.

The album is available for download here.