February 17, 2023
Cedille Records Releases Seth Parker Woods' Difficult Grace, April 14

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 17, 2023) – Hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace,” Grammy Award-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods’ recording of his multimedia concert tour-de-force Difficult Grace (CDR 90000 219) — featuring works written for and with him by Fredrick Gifford, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Monty Adkins, Nathalie Joachim, Alvin Singleton, and Ted Hearne — will be released by Cedille Records on April 14, 2023. Difficult Grace marks Woods’ debut recording for Cedille.

Difficult Grace is a semi-autobiographical exploration of Woods’ identity; past/present histories and personal growth that draws inspiration from the Great Migration; excerpts from the historic newspaper, The Chicago Defender; immigration; and the poetry of Kemi Alabi and Dudley Randall.


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