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Mercy

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Columns; Mercy Suite: Part 1, Part 2 (Grace), Part 3 (Mercy Wind); Postlude; Baltica; Newsong; Seconds; Lowtown; Blessings; Four Rivers.

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Jon Cowherd: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Pianist/keyboard player Jon Cowherd is best known for his association with drummer Brian Blade's Fellowship--a group he co-founded in 1998--but as a producer and arranger too, there are clearly other strings to his bow. Cowherd's keyboard collaborations with jazz, country and rock artists including singers Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash and Iggy Pop, point to his versatility, ...

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Mercy

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Baila Cinderella; Willow Weep For Me; Airegin; Stuffy Turkey; Gentle Rain; I'm Walkin'; Yardbird Suite; Way Down Yonder In New Orleans; Moments Notice; Minha Saudade; Groovin' High; Mercy.

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Bill McBirnie: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Paul J. Youngman


Bill McBirnie is an award-winning flutist, based in Toronto, Canada and Mercy is the fourth release on his own independent label, Extreme Flute. The album is divided into two parts with a quartet performing on seven songs, and a duo, featuring McBirnie and pianist Robi Botos, covering five songs. The liner notes indicate the project was ...

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Mercy

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: Baila Cinderella; Willow Weep For Me; Airegin; Stuffy Turkey; Gentle Rain; Im Walkin; Yardbird Suite; Way Down Yonder In New Orleans; Moments Notice; Minha Saudade; Groovin High; Mercy.

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Bill McBirnie: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Bill McBirnie weaves a magic spell as he embarks on a musical journey that stops at 12 vantage points. McBirnie has established an enviable reputation as a flautist, with a particular emphasis on Latin jazz. Here, he goes way beyond that calling as he plays bebop, swing, Dixieland, bossa nova, and rock 'n' roll by way ...

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Bill McBirnie: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


By its very nature and high and lonesome sound, the flute is a solitary instrument. Although played from ancient times, the modern flute as a solo voice has been rather seldom heard compared to other woodwind--especially reed--instruments. But non-existent it is certainly not. First Frank Wess' then Herbie Mann's and Hubert Laws' work certainly comes to ...

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Bill McBirnie: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Flutist led jazz records are quite infrequent, which makes one of quality all the more a find. Toronto-based Bill McBirnie's Mercy is mostly comprised of standards from a variety of jazz styles. The only original composition is the title track, by pianist Robi Botos. The diversity in styles, from trad jazz to Latin, does not affect ...

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Mercy

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Braid 1 and leaping song; braid 2; urban march (shadow); masks; line 1; doctor / patient; line 2; woman at the door; line 3 and prisoner; epilogue; shaking; liquid air; urban march (light); core chant.

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Meredith Monk: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Interdisciplinary artist Meredith Monk recorded mercy shortly before her sixtieth birthday in the year 2002, making it the eighth in a series of releases on the ECM New Series reaching back to Dolmen Music of 1981. The original production was a multi-media stage work done with installation artist Ann Hamilton, while the recording ...


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