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Album Review

Wadada Leo Smith - Amina Claudine Myers: Central Park's Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens

Read "Central Park's Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Sacred music for what many consider a very sacred place, Central Park's Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths, and Gardens unites two natural forces- -the trumpeted truth of Wadada Leo Smith and the open air church of pianist & organist Amina Claudine Myers--for their first collaboration since their early years as active members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Founded in 1965, in the heat of Chicago, by pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, pianist Jodie Christian, drummer Steve McCall ...

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Album Review

Wadada Leo Smith / Amina Claudine Myers: Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens

Read "Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Since the beginning of the 2000s, Wadada Leo Smith has produced a number of small masterpieces in the form of themed box sets. The prolific composer/trumpeter has aged into a creative period analogous to few of his contemporaries. His monumental Ten Freedom Summers (TUM, 2013)--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--America's National Parks (Cuneiform Records, 2016), and Trumpet (TUM, 2021), have each taken disparate roads in redefining creative music. The relative brevity and contemplative atmosphere of Central Park's Mosaics of Reservoir, ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, A Pride of Jazz Leos, Congratulations To Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers & More

Read "New Releases, A Pride of Jazz Leos, Congratulations To Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Kaisa's Machine, Amy Engelhardt, the Towner Galaher Organ Trio, with a single from vocalist Monika Ryan, plus birthday shoutouts to guitarist Mary Osborne, vocalists Kay Starr, Helen Merrill, Luciana Souza, Phoebe Snow, Cynthia Scott, Janis Siegel, Joanie Palatto, Carmen Bradford, among others, closing with a salute to newly awarded Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so ...

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In Pictures

Sons d'Hiver 2023

Read "Sons d'Hiver 2023" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Amina Claudine Myers

Read "Amina Claudine Myers" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica. Il piano e la voce gospel delle origini, che suonavo da ragazza. Questo era durante il periodo del Gospel classico, in cui gruppi al femminile come Clara Ward, The Davis Sisters e le Gospel Harmonettes' andavano in radio e facevano concerti. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. L'apertura, la capacità di ascoltarsi reciprocamente e di fidarsi della loro creatività mentre suonano. Come musicista, ...

Album Review

Amina Claudine Myers: Sama Rou. Songs From My Soul

Read "Sama Rou. Songs From My Soul" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Gli spirituals sono parte integrante del mondo interiore di Amina Claudine Myers, che li ha rivisitati ciclicamente e sempre in forme diverse. In questo Sama Rou. Songs From My Soul il suo pianoforte è assistito da un vocalismo essenziale ma ispirato, con il quale interpreta alcuni grandi standard di un glorioso repertorio. A fare da trait d'union ci pensa la vena lirica e nostalgica della Myers, sempre al servizio della raffinatezza armonica con cui esplora gli anfratti armonici insiti in ...

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Interview

Amina Claudine Myers: From Mozart to Miles and Beyond

Read "Amina Claudine Myers: From Mozart to Miles and Beyond" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Composer, pianist and singer Amina Claudine Myers is a part of the first generation of the famed Chicago collective the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Coming north from her native Blackwell, Arkansas, she was an unusual presence in the organization--not just as one of the few female members, but as a singer and songwriter willing to, at times, employ traditional song structures. Outside of the AACM, Myers has played in bands led by Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, ...


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