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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II :: Silenced II
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Silenced is a project by Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II playing improvised/one take duos with legendary musicians. This second volume features duets with Elliott Sharp, Vernon Reid, and Bill Laswell.

"In Silenced Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II has reconnected contemporary improvisational music to one of the most crucial & controversial issues facing us today - the misuse of lethal force by those sworn to Serve & Protect ALL of us. I am proud to be amongst the artists participating in this remarkable project”. - Vernon Reid

“Improvising in duo with master drummer Don McKenzie is a heart-to-heart conversation at hypersonic speeds and simultaneously accessing fantastic theory, earthy humor, and the news of the day.  As a player, always unpredictable and always gripping”. - Elliott Sharp

Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is an American musician and composer from New York City. His career has led him to tour and record with an impressive list of music legends including Vernon Reid, James Blood Ulmer, Bill Laswell, Marc Ribot, P.Diddy, Gravediggaz, and The Persuaders.


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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II - drums
featuring
Elliott Sharp - guitar
Bill Laswell - bass
Vernon Reid - guitar

Recorded in West Orange, NJ
Release: August 31st, 2018

Catalogue number 5808

Cover Photo: Barron Claiborne
Graphic Design: Sergio Vezzali

Exclusive limited edition of 300 hand-numbered vinyl LPs in drop bag
Download code included with the LP


TRACKS:

1. Ramarley Graham - feat. Elliott Sharp
2. Natasha McKenna - feat. Bill Laswell
3. Akai Gurley
4. Elektra Jagger McKenzie - feat. Vernon Reid

bonus tracks:

5. Kalief Browder - feat. Nick Dimopoulos (smomid)
6. Stephon Watts - feat. Kevin Shea (drums)
 

100% of profit from the sale of this album goes to the musicians, of this, a significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity, including the Garner Way Foundation.”

Distribution: Redeye Worldwide