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Emily Hay / Brad Dutz / Wayne Peet: Emily Hay / Brad Dutz / Wayne Peet

Read "Emily Hay / Brad Dutz / Wayne Peet" reviewed by Troy Collins

A summit meeting of West Coast talent, this self-titled release features flutist Emily Hay, keyboardist Wayne Peet and percussionist Brad Dutz blending styles and genres into an unclassifiable mix. With a truly empathic sensibility, these three interact with subtle restraint on a remarkably cohesive selection of improvised pieces. Despite the lack of prewritten material, the predominance of strong melodies, solid rhythms and harmonious interplay is a testament to their virtuosity and adaptability.

All three musicians share a similar ...

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Emily Hay: Like Minds

Read "Like Minds" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Emily Hay comes in off the bench to smack one over the center field wall on Like Minds. A ubiquitous presence on the West Coast improv scene as a pianist, vocalist, and flutist, Hay works as an entertainment copyright paralegal, radio DJ/host, promoter, and soundtrack producer and supervisor--when she's not playing with Vinny Golia, Jeff Kaiser, Adam Rudolph, or any of her many ongoing projects. Her first recording as leader collects twelve tracks recorded over ten years, boasting a stellar ...

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Emily Hay: Like Minds

Read "Like Minds" reviewed by Jim Santella

The kind of creative improvised music sponsored by pfMentum leaves plenty of room for interpretation. What do you feel when you sit and enjoy an afternoon of avant-garde music? Does it lift you spiritually? Does it move your bones in a rhythmic parade? Do you feel uplifted, or blue? It's all a matter of personal interpretation.

Veteran flutist Emily Hay gives you much to ponder. All of her improvisations lead to a positive outcome. By its very nature, ...


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