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Pianist and composer Myra Melford's 2nd Be Bread release with Cuong Vu, Bend Goldberg, Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi and Matt Wilson, outstanding and distinctive acoustic jazz.

Melford, Myra's Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone

Melford, Myra's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Label: Firehouse 12 Records    
Released in: USA    

"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."-Firehouse 12

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892053361

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Catalog ID: FH12-04-01-012
Squidco Product Code: 12635

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded December 1617, 2008 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT by Nick Lloyd.


Myra Melford-piano

Cuong Vu-trumpet

Ben Goldberg-clarinet, contra-alto clarinet

Brandon Ross-guitar and soprano guitar

Stomu Takeishi-acoustic bass guitar

Matt Wilson-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Through the Same Gate 6:28

2. Moon Bird 11:02

3. Night 8:42

4. The Whole Tree Gone 8:40

5. A Generation Comes and Another Goes 8:35

6. I See a Horizon 6:14

7. On the Lip of Insanity 7:28

8. Knocking From the Inside 8:21

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