With the participation of: Reggie Nicholson, Lindsey Horner, Myra Melford Myra Melford is a polystylist, who draws on and creates multiple playing styles. In Alive In The House Of Saints these include stomping classic jazz piano with a funky attack, gospel plangency, country and blues lyricism, and free jazz episodes.
Though from quite early in her career, Alive In The House Of Saints, Parts 1 and 2 is one of her finest recordings – high on the musical power spectrum, and one of the most exciting albums of piano jazz. The members of the trio respond organically to one another – their creative empathy is clear throughout. Melford is alive to everything she hears, responding in the moment to her musical partners.
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