October 23rd, 2009


MYRA MELFORD BE BREAD on stage at the Seattle Art Museum on Friday night played to a pretty full house and were simply amazing. Myra on piano, Stomu Takeishi, bass, Ben Goldberg, clarinet, Cuong Vu, trumpet,  Matt Wilson, drums, and Brandon Ross, guitar

Myra Melford

Here is what they say about them in the EarshotJazz Festival guide:
“Capping a week-long Cornish College residency, this remarkable electro-acoustic ensemble cleverly draws upon a myriad of influences, including the Hindustani forms that Melford studied in India. Joining her is an all-star lineup of instrumental heavy hitters: trumpet ace Cuong Vu, bassist-like-no-other Stomu Takeishi, drummer Matt Wilson, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and the towering guitarist Brandon Ross. Their first CD, The Image of Your Body, was released on Cryptogramophone, in 2006. The band is now performing the music from their upcoming Cd release and 2004 CMA/New Works Presentation commission “The Whole Place Goes Up.”

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