Your Classical and Jazz Source
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WRTI Picks from NPR Music

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

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

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.