Melford, Myra / Be Bread / Whole Tree Gone, The
Album:Whole Tree Gone, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Melford, Myra / Be Bread Added:Jan 2010
Label:Firehouse 12 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-03-21 Pull Date:2010-05-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 16May 2Apr 25Apr 18Apr 11Mar 28

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 05, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Knocking From The Inside
4.Jul 31, 2010:Music Casserole
Knocking From The Inside
2.Nov 06, 2015:Rebop
Through The Same Gate
5.May 13, 2010:Memory Select
The Whole Tree Gone
3.Aug 31, 2011:Memory Select
6.Apr 29, 2010:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-21 
Firehouse 12, 2010

AVANT/MODERN JAZZ – Pianist Melford returns to her wide-ranging (and talent-loaded) Be Bread sextet with this idiosyncratic yet highly accessible collection, far from mainstream but not alien at all. Most of these pieces have already been in the group’s repertoire for a few years, so what we have here is the sound of mature assurance rather than the sparking creation of musicians working out new tunes.

* * * * | All tracks good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1. 6:29 – warm, upbeat straight jazz: clarinet spins; piano is calm, then spirited
2. 11:02 – excellent piano intro, enigmatic tune rolls, scatters into broad emptiness & tinkly sounds; trumpet restores direction & drifts “out”
3. 8:41 – calm, soft: creeps steadily forward; rises as piano takes flight
4. 8:39 – spins lazily under trumpet; piano/clarinet duet heats up, good guitar
5. 8:34 – spacious intro; glacial movement: heavy bass, clarinet & piano
6. 6:14 – alert pace: strides forward, then everyone on separate parallel paths
7. 7:28 – chugs calmly along, almost bluesy… becomes nagging, but relaxes
8. 8:20 – bass clarinet sets up oddball strut; guitar spangs, piano digs in!

[ Fo ] 03/21/10

Track Listing
1.Through The Same Gate 5.A Generation Comes And Another Goes
2.Moon-Bird 6.I See A Horizon
3.Night 7.On The Lip Of Insanity
4.The Whole Tree Gone 8.Knocking From The Inside