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Myra Melford's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone

Read "The Whole Tree Gone" reviewed by Nic Jones

Pianist Myra Melford founded this ensemble in 2002, specifically as an outlet for her compositions. She's blessed indeed, because this line up realizes them so beautifully. Her work can be described as pervasively contemplative though never quiet, which in its way is every bit as distinctive as the late Andrew Hill's depth of compositional character.

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Myra Melford's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone

Read "The Whole Tree Gone" reviewed by John Sharpe

It's been too long since pianist Myra Melford's last release as bandleader, especially as we can now hear what we've been missing. For the second outing by her Be Bread ensemble, the pianist has assembled an all star cast of frequent collaborators. Bassist Stomu Takeishi, guitarist Brandon Ross and trumpeter Cuong Vu are holdovers from the ...