Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown

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Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown
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Studio album by Amina Claudine Myers
Released 1979
Recorded July 26, 1979
Genre Jazz
Length51:31
Label Sweet Earth
Amina Claudine Myers chronology
Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown
(1979)
Song for Mother E
(1980)

Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown is the debut album by American pianist Amina Claudine Myers featuring performances recorded in 1979 for the Sweet Earth label.

Amina Claudine Myers American musician

Amina Claudine Myers is an American jazz pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and arranger.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "Poems for Piano is a superb recording, offering abundant evidence of both Marion Brown's deep and sensitive compositional gifts and Amina Claudine Myers' all-too-unrecognized strengths as a player and interpreter. Highly recommended". [1]

Marion Brown American saxophonist

Marion Brown was an American jazz alto saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. He is most well known as a member of the 1960s avant-garde jazz scene in New York City, playing alongside musicians such as John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai. He performed on Coltrane's landmark 1965 album Ascension.

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Track listing

All compositions by Marion Brown except as indicated
  1. "Sweet Earth Flying" - 10:00
  2. "November Cotton Flower" - 9:08
  3. "Evening Song" - 7:57
  4. "Sunday Comedown" - 9:18
  5. "Golden Lady in the Graham Cracker Window" - 5:00
  6. "Sienna Maimoun" - 4:00
  7. "Going Home" (Amina Claudine Myers) - 6:08
  • Recorded at Vanguard Studios in New York City on July 26, 1979

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed May 31, 2011.