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Myra Melford: Snowy Egret

Read "Snowy Egret" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Restlessly innovative pianist and composer Myra Melford brings her exploratory approach and her adventurous melodic sense to her 2015 release Snowy Egret with her new ensemble of the same name. The inspiration for this intriguing album is Uruguayan author Eduardo Galleano's Memory of Fire trilogy. Originally part of a multimedia performance called the “Language of Dreams" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Myra Melford: Snowy Egret

Read "Snowy Egret" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Snowy Egret fa parte di un ampio e ambizioso progetto articolato in immagini, performance di danza, recitazione e musica, denominato Language of Dreams e ispirato a “Memory of Fire" trilogia sulla storia delle Americhe dell'autore uruguaiano Eduardo Galeano. In linea con l'estetica della pianista di Chicago la musica di Snowy Egret risulta sofisticata, rigorosa nelle sue ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Myra Melford: Snowy Egret

Read "Snowy Egret" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Based on her multidimensional jazz schematics amid associations with like-minded artists nestled in the modern wave of jazz composers and improvisers, you wouldn't expect pianist, Myra Melford to compose works based on evening strolls in the park or mundane issues, for example. With her top-flight ensemble, Melford frames this plot on Eduardo Galeano's lucid and poetic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Myra Melford's Language of Dreams at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Read "Myra Melford's Language of Dreams at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Myra Melford's Snowy Egret
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
November 8, 2013

Within the intimate confines of the YBCA Forum in the heart of San Francisco's museum district, a gray, out- of-focus video screened a country road. On one platform set directly under the screen, piano, drums, ...