Mythology

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The song structure of this is strong and rhythmic. Like some of the medium-tempo Latin-style compositions, the melodies are very singable to me. I pictured the long parade of names and places, the rich treasure chest of storytelling about heroes and ancient cultures.  It would also lend itself to be arranged for a vocal group or choir. (The sample is from Kenny Barron’s CD “Other Places.”.)

 

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“One of the most articulate and polished mainstream-to-bop improvisers in the jazz of the last 40 years.” (The Guardian). For years the NYT labeled him the “pianist of choice,” certainly true for Stan Getz in their last legendary performances. Their duets are heartbreakingly lyrical and informed by the clarity found in the best of the genre. But Barron’s many sessions as a leader attest to his being a prolific composer as well. Being an NEA Jazz Master, among other accolades, is a reflection of the high esteem he holds. I was drawn to his compositions decades ago while in NYC, The desire to sing his melodies, surrounded by the complex coherence of his harmonic sensibility, however challenging, was compelling. More than two dozen of our collaborative lyrics and songs will eventually be available in the Shop.

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