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BDJF: waiting for myra

June 6, 2011

Later this week I’m going to have the experience I’ve been waiting years to have.

Myra Melford, by any standard, is one of the greatest living jazz pianists. She’ll be performing here with the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival this Thursday evening at the Flynn Space. I’ve heard she came to Burlington a few years ago, but it was before I moved to Vermont. And every opportunity I’ve had to go to NY City in recent years to see her play has been thwarted for reason or another.

I would have been perfectly happy if she were coming by herself, or with her very fine Trio M. But it’s the best of all worlds with this week’s concert: Myra Melford will be playing here with her Be Bread Sextet, a top-flight cast of colleagues that includes trumpeter Cuong Vu; Ben Goldberg, clarinets; Brandon Ross, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass guitar; and versatile drummer Matt Wilson.

Enjoy a few Myra moments with the videos below. And know that you could, if you choose to, attend the concert this Thursday that everyone will be talking about for a long time after the lights have gone down for the last time on this year’s Jazz Fest.

playlist #159 (5/16/11)-new tunes & jazz fest folk

May 17, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #159 – Featuring new tunes & artists playing at this year’s Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, June 3rd-12th
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Victoria Abril: Jolie môme / Olala! / Topami 88697200602 – (SPAIN)
Gotan Project: Diferente / Lunático / ¡Ya Basta! 195 – (FRANCE)
Les Doigts de L’Homme: Blue Skies / 1910 / Cristal 2010 – (FRANCE) * Featured at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on 6/12: *
The Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott: Ring of Fire / Great Expectation / GeeJam 2134 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
James Blake: Limit To Your Love / James Blake / Universal Republic 2 – (UK) *NEW*
Constantinople & Françoise Atlan: Afuera, Afuera, Ansias Mias / Premiers Songes / Analekta 9989 – (MEXICO) *NEW*
Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Lágrimas Mexicanas / Lágrimas Mexicanas / EOM 2110 – (BRAZIL / USA) *NEW*
Michèle Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / 2010 – (MADE IN VT)
Myra Melford’s Be Bread: Moon Bird / The Whole Tree Gone / Firehouse 120401012 – (USA) * Featured at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on 6/9: *       Bombino: Assalam Felawan / Agadez / Cumbancha Discovery 20 – (NIGER) *NEW*
Crecencio Camacho y El Super Combo Curro: Santana en Salsa / Cartagena! / Soundway Records 26 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
Samir & Sanghamitra Chatterjee: Ami Jabo / Guru Pranam-The Eternal Songs of Sri Chinmoy / Chhandayan Publications 15 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Rajery: Mandehandeha / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
Mayte Martin: En Aquel Tiempo / Al Cantar A Manuel / World Village 468087 – (SPAIN)
Vusi Mahlasela: Mokalanyane / Say Africa / ATO Records 88088-21722 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tiempo Libre: Mecánica (More is Less) / My Secret Radio / Sony Masterworks 88697-84585 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Didier Sustrac: Tout Seul (Completely Alone) / Bossa Nova Around the World / Putumayo 306 – (FRANCE)
Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi / Berber Taxi / Motéma 60 – (MOROCCO) *NEW*
Sergent Garcia: Una y Otra Vez / Una y Otra Vez / Cumbancha 19 – (FRANCE) *NEW – being released tomorrow! *
MC Solaar: Perfect / MC Solaar / Polydor 557603 – (FRANCE)
Paris Combo: Lettre A P… / Paris / Putumayo 249 – (FRANCE)

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