The following year, the label issued Yet Can Spring, which found her exclusively on piano in a duet setting with her former Extended Ensemble bandmate Marty Ehrlich on alto saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet -- Melford would return to the duo format with Ehrlich on the Palmetto release Spark!
The aforementioned Equal Interest and Crush albums revealed Melford's burgeoning skill on the harmonium a type of portable pump organand in and her interest in the instrument, and in North Indian classical, devotional, and folk music, would take her to Calcutta on a Fulbright scholarship, which financed her expenses during nine months of study with harmonium virtuoso Pandit Sohanlal Sharma who passed away in May Prior to her departure, Melford also expressed a desire to explore qawwali music with Sufi musicians during her sojourn.
Upon returning to the States, Melford lived at an upstate New York ashram, and then began recording and releasing music informed by her travels and studies, beginning with the Arabesque release Where the Two Worlds Touch by Myra Melford's the Tent, inspired by the poetry of 13th century Sufi mystic Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi and featuring Melford on piano and harmonium along with her Crush bandmates bassist Takeishi and drummer Wollesen, former Same River, Twice member Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Cuong Vu on trumpet.
Sufi poet Rumi also inspired the music of Melford's next album, The Image of Your Body whose title was derived from a Rumi poemthe debut release by her Be Bread ensemble recorded in December ofAlbum), eight months after the sessions for Where the Two Worlds Touch took Images Of Time - Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford - Spark! (CD. Melford formed Be Bread expressly to play music based on her studies in India, and the group's premier recording featured Melford on piano and harmonium along with bassist Takeishi, trumpeter Vu, guitarist Brandon Ross, and drummer Elliot Humberto Kavee.
The Image of Your Body was not released until by Cryptogramophone, and in the liner notes Melford described the music's "layers of simultaneous activity, not unlike life in modern-day India: a continual bombardment of the senses and a mingling of the peace of the ancient with the hustle of the Album).
And while these and other projects have included solo piano features for Melford, her first entirely solo piano album, Life Carries Me This Way, was released by the Firehouse 12 label in ; the album included 11 Melford compositions inspired by drawings reproduced in the CD booklet by Sacramento artist and family friend Don Reich, who passed away in At the Yerba Buena Center in NovemberMelford and Snowy Egret performed the group's Galeano-inspired music in her multimedia project Language of Dreams, which also incorporated dance, video, and spoken word.
Similar artists. Including credits for contributing artists Albums. Sort and filter 10 albums sorted by Most acclaimed. Snowy Egret. Myra Melford. Distinctions 5 Sterne Fono Forum Jazz. Although the hourlong Snowy Egret is divorced from the visual and spoken elements of Language of Dreams, it stands strongly as a purely musical experience, with the pianist joined by her self-described "killer band" featuring cornetist Ron Miles, guitarist Liberty Ellman, longtime Melford collaborator bassist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.
The perpetually exploratory Melford is always crossing and blurring boundaries -- stylistic, cultural, Album) -- and never more so than on Snowy Egret, which, despite the music's South American literary inspiration, expands far beyond the expectations of "Latin jazz" to encompass the full range of her creative jazz sensibilities.
Before evolving into a strong feature for Album) leader's soulfully exploratory pianistics, the pensive "Night of Sorrow" does find Ellman's introductory passage imbued with a Latin feel, but elsewhere the music often speaks of the universality inherent in Galeano's prose. And Galeano's words inspire plenty of roiling energy, with Sorey a forceful engine of the band's momentum, powering through the thematic angularities of the opening "Language" while supporting Ellman and Miles features with no shortage of precisely executed accents and dynamic nuance.
Sorey rolls with abandon through the jagged stops and starts of "The Kitchen," which includes a standout performance from Melford, bold and muscular in the lower register and unbridled as she takes her solo higher with inexorable force. Miles might be heard as the "soloist" in the sublime full-group improvisation of "Promised Land," but his mastery of space provides plenty of room for the other bandmembers to stand out in the mix, as Melford and Ellman stretch the underlying harmonics with their abrupt phrasing and Takeishi flirts with funk.
In an echo of Ellman's mood-setting intro to "Night of Sorrow," Takeishi offers up a rumbling, harmonics-laden unaccompanied bass feature to commence "Times of Sleep and Fate," which builds from floating, contemplative ambience into a calm but uneasy resolution.
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An exploratory, virtuosic, rhythmic, and lyrical composer and improviser, pianist Myra Melford emerged in the early '90s as one of the most highly acclaimed jazz pianists of the day, and she proved deserving of the accolades as her diverse body of work -- with an often strong spiritual focus -- cont. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Filename C:\Documents and Settings\Igor\My Documents\My Music\eac\Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford - Spark!.wav Peak level % Range quality % Test CRC EFA6F Copy CRC EFA6F Copy OK No errors occurred AccurateRip summary Track 1 not present in database Track 2 not present in database Track 3 not present in database Track 4 not present. Aug 23, · Palmetto Records will release a duo album by multireedist Marty Ehrlich and pianist Myra Melford on Sept. 4. Spark! features originals from Ehrlich and Melford, as well as Andrew Hill’s “Images of Time,” and Robin Holcomb’s “Up Do.” Ehrlich and Melford have been performing and touring as a duo since Multi-reedist Marty Ehrlich and pianist Myra Melford share more than a virtuosic touch and rugged lyricism. Their work embodies a single-minded approach to duo playing that lends an air of cohesion to the most abstract improvisation, allowing their ideas to blend to the point where Ehrlich's tone becomes a growling, vibrato-laden extension of Melford's sensitive voicings and provocative. Sep 04, · It just refuses to leave my cd player, this companion piece to the marvelous Yet Can Spring from 00, when Melford and Ehrlich first recorded as a duo. Yet Can Spring contains a couple of feistily swinging numbers, and a genuine Otis Spann blues as well, but it's largely a reposeful, late night type of album/5(3). Marty Ehrlich is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation, critically acclaimed as both composer and player. Equally fluent on clarinet, saxophone, and flutes, Ehrlich has been hailed as “one of the most formidable multi-instrumentalists since Eric . THE HOME OF SPECIALIST MUSICLtd Editions | Signed CD's | Special Offers | Vinyl | BoxSets. (Post-Bop, Modern Creative, Avant-Garde, Free Jazz) Marty Ehrlich (Michael Formanek, Peter Erskine, John Lindberg, Anthony Cox, Myra Melford, Dark Woods Ensemble, Mike Nock, Muhal Richard Abrams), 23 альбома, , MP3 (tracks), kbps. Sep 04, · Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Spark! - Marty Ehrlich, Myra Melford on AllMusic - - As jazz is an instrumental medium, it's a 6/ Explore releases from Myra Melford at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Myra Melford at the Discogs Marketplace. Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford - Spark! (Album) 2 (CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Libra Records (5) Libra Japan: Sell This Version.
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