Bee Bread - the Image of Your Body
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Pianist Myra Melford is one of the elite women in jazz today. Her new CD "The Image of Your Body" features Cuong Vu, the trumpeter in Pat Metheny's group, with guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Elliot Humberto Kavee. A veteran of the New York Downtown scene, this CD is Myra Melford's debut release on Cryptogramophone.
Personnel: Myra Melford (piano, harmonium), Stomu Takeishi (bass) & Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).
Plus Brandon Ross (guitar, banjo & vocals on #2,4,6,7,8,10) and Cuong Vu (trumpet on #1,3,5,9).
Tracks: 1. Equal Grace
2. Luck Shifts
3. Fear Slips Behind
4. To The Roof
5. Yellow Are Crowds Of Flowers, II
6. The Image Of Your Body
7. Be Bread
8. If You've Not Been Fed
9. Your Face Arrives In The Redbud Trees
10. Made It Out
Recorded: December 2 & 3, 2003, at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, New York.
"This album, is the definitive statement of her new phase: long, slowly unfolding, rapturous themes, crossed with the jagged metrical display of new jazz."
- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times