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In 'Snowy Egret,' A Fierce New Band Takes Flight

Myra Melford's new album is titled <em>Snowy Egret</em>.
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Myra Melford's new album is titled <em>Snowy Egret</em>.

Jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford's latest album is a suite of music inspired by the Memory Of Fire trilogy — a three-volume history of the Americas by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano.

More simply, it's the recorded debut of what she calls a "killer band."

In an interview with NPR's Arun Rath, she explains the genesis of Snowy Egret — the name of both her new album and the group behind it.

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