|Pianist Myra Melford is one of the elite women musicians in jazz today. Her new CD The Image of Your Body features Cuong Vu, the trumpeter in The Pat Metheny Group, with guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Elliot Humberto Kavee. A veteran of the New York Downtown scene, this CD is Myra Melford's debut release on Cryptogramophone. This ensemble collectively known as Be Bread, will be performing on both coasts in 2006-2007.
In the early 90’s, this improvising pianist and composer moved to the Bay Area and started getting seriously into Indian music, studying the harmonium as a solo instrument. This album, “The Image of Your Body,” by her recently convened band, Be Bread, is the definitive statement of her new phase: long, slowly unfolding, rapturous themes, crossed with the jagged metrical discipline of new jazz.
New York Times [September 10, 2006]