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Myra Melford interview

Nov 9, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012

Jessica Nicholas caught up with Myra Melford ahead of Trio M's set (with Australian guests) at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz. Hear it now.


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Trio M

Myra Melford; piano
Mark Dresser; bass
Matt Wilson; drums

Australian guests

Phil Slater; trumpet
Scott Tinkler; trumpet
Simon Barker; drums

Interview: Jessica Nicholas
November 3, 2012
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz


Artist Biography


Myra Melford is an American avant-garde jazz pianist and composer. A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Melford was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as an "explosive player, a virtuoso who shocks and soothes, and who can make the piano stand up and do things it doesn't seem to have been designed for." Early life and education: Melford was born in Evanston, Illinois and was raised in a house...

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