PROMISES is the new CD from Richard Smallwood. This CD marks the 15th from this exceptional composer/performer. The CD offers several highlights! Including, â€œIs There Any Way?â€ a song originally recorded by the late Bishop Walter Hawkins on LOVE ALIVE III. The updated classic is a tribute to Hawkins, who was Richard’s mentor and friend. Another highlight is the collaboration with Donald Lawrence on â€œFacts Are, Truth Is.â€ And Lalah Hathaway (daughter of Richard’s â€˜60s Howard University classmate Donny Hathaway) appears on â€œPraying for Peace.â€ The CD releases July 19, 2011.