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1.Park Mechanics 	07:39
2.Red Beach 	05:19
3.Red Land (for Don Reich)	 07:30
4.Piano Music 	06:33
5.Japanese Music	 04:13
6.Attic 		06:18
7.Curtain 	06:05
8.Moonless Night 	03:31
9.Barcelona 	01:43
10.Sagrada Familia 	02:56
11.Still Life 	04:19

Myra Melford – piano


"Life Carries Me This Way" is pianist/composer Myra Melford's first solo piano recording. It features original compositions inspired by the artwork of her friend, the late Sacramento-based artist Don Reich (1931-2010). The project was entirely recorded, mixed, and mastered at Firehouse 12 Studios in New Haven, CT by owner and chief engineer Nick Lloyd. The CD package contains a 16-page booklet that includes full color photographs of Don Reich's artwork as well as notes by Melford and Charles Johnson.

Her work has earned Melford some of the highest accolades in her field. In 2013 alone, she was named a Guggenheim Fellow and received the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Performing Artist Award and a Doris Duke Residency to Build Demand for the Arts for her efforts to re-imagine the jazz program at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She was also the winner of the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts for Music. She has been honored numerous times in DownBeat's Critics Poll since 1991 and was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as Pianist of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and Composer of the Year in 2004. --- firehouse12records.com

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Myra Melford's Be Bread - The Whole Tree Gone (2010) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/jazz/4972-myra-melford/18514-myra-melfords-be-bread-the-whole-tree-gone-2010.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/jazz/4972-myra-melford/18514-myra-melfords-be-bread-the-whole-tree-gone-2010.html Myra Melford's Be Bread - The Whole Tree Gone (2010)

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1.Through the Same Gate 06:29
2.Moon Bird 11:02
3.Night 08:41
4.The Whole Tree Gone 08:39
5.A Generation Comes and Another Goes 08:34
6.I See a Horizon 06:14
7.On The Lip Of Insanity 07:28
8.Knocking from the Inside 08:20

Myra Melford - piano
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Ben Goldberg - clarinet and contra-alto clarinet
Brandon Ross - guitar and soprano guitar
Stomu Takeishi - acoustic bass guitar
Matt Wilson – drums


Firehouse 12 Records welcomes esteemed pianist/composer Myra Melford to its roster with the release of The Whole Tree Gone, her first recording as a bandleader since 2006. Recorded in the label's own state-of-the-art studio, this is Ms. Melford's second release featuring her eclectic ensemble, Be Bread, a longstanding collection of frequent collaborators that currently performs as an all-acoustic sextet. The Whole Tree Gone documents the latest evolution of eight original compositions she has been performing with this ensemble, and others, for the past five years.

"Most of the music on this record came from a suite titled The Whole Place Goes Up, written in the fall of 2004 with the support of a Chamber Music America grant, Ms. Melford explains in the liner notes. 'Moon Bird' was written for a concert at the MOMA Sculpture Garden (NYC) in July 2005. Though originally written for Be Bread, I've enjoyed performing this music over the past few years with many wonderful musicians in several configurations, including the multimedia project Knock on the Sky and my duo with Marty Ehrlich. My heartfelt gratitude to the musicians who've given a part of themselves to bring this music to life." --- firehouse12records.com


Myra Melford's pithy, candid, creative, quiet fire music is best heard in concert, but her studio recordings give you a very good helping of what's she's capable of in a shorter form. The sextet dubbed Be Bread has evolved over a handful of years, mixing and matching instruments and timbres that favor the lithe, playful, and at times craggy piano style of Melford. With clarinetist Ben Goldberg, trumpeter Cuong Vu, and guitarist Brandon Ross, Melford has set yet another new standard of excellence in the modern progressive world of jazz. It's also admirable that drummer Matt Wilson is on yet another world-class project as a sideman alongside the still underappreciated acoustic bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi. While these compositions comprise, in part, older material, some taken from the suite "The Whole Place Goes Up," she continues to massage and morph this music with startling originality and purpose. Goldberg's clarinet -- taking over for predecessor Marty Ehrlich -- sports an unforced, simpler feeling like the noble, ebony colored wood it is made from. With the more demonstrative Vu, they come to terms Melford's rambling, bluesy piano with quick unison lines and spiky accents on "Moon Bird," breeze along in the modified tango "Through the Same Gate," or create high drama in combustible modal freedom for the 5/4 beat of the title selection. Melford's balanced music is a marvelous combination of composed and spontaneously improvised approaches, best heard on "A Generation Comes & Another Goes," much like a Carla Bley mix of spooky seriousness and dancing whimsy. Ross, a far too talented player to continue flying under the radar, gets a sweet, plucky feature during "On the Lip Of Insanity," where the band is careful being careful. At times you hear funky or Eastern Indian inferences, while overall, the music is not so complicated as it is elegant and parabolic. Happily, it is another triumph for Melford in that her hot streak of extraordinarily original projects keeps rolling on and upping the ante. ---Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

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