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Myra Melford’s Fire and Water Quintet (US)

Moderne jazz (bebop, hardbop, cool, modal) Eksperimental jazz International Jazz Highlights DKK Standard 180 kr. / Diamantklub 130 kr. / Stud. 80 kr.

Visionary pianist Myra Melford taps into the elemental nature of inspiration for her exhilarating new project, Fire and Water. The all-star ensemble convenes five of the leading voices in contemporary improvised music: Myra Melford, guitarist Mary Halvorson, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Lesley Mok.

All five women are innovative composers and bandleaders in their own rights as well as being gifted and venturesome improvisers, providing this ensemble a myriad of pathways to explore. Melford has taken full advantage of these uniquely expansive possibilities, crafting a suite of new music that fluidly traverses the borders between notated composition and guided improvisation.

The group initially came together for a sold-out performance at New York’s The Stone, in June 2019, where, the pianist remembers, “the chemistry was evident right from the first note. I’ve wanted to revisit this constellation of players ever since.”...

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Line up:
  • Myra Melford (pno), Ingrid Laubrock (s), Mary Halvorson (gtr), Tomeka Reid (vc),Lesley Mok (dr)

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