Laurel Masse: Feather and Bone (00 1 CD)

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Laurel Masse: Feather and Bone

How Can I Keep From Singing
I am the Mountainy Singer
O Virtus Sapientiae
Hymn to the Muse
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Ave Maria
Radiant Flame of Gold
Mother, It is The Night
Lone Wild Bird / MacIntosh's Lament

Laurel was a founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, singing with them until 1978. "Feather and Bone" is nothing like the four-part harmony style that the Manhattan Transfer popularized, but is rather more similar to Bobby McFerrin in his "Circle Songs" period, if comparisons must be made. Traditionals, vocal interpretations of Bach's cello suites, spirituals (including "Mother, It Is Night," sung with Dr Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey), are arranged and sung with the utmost simplicity and grace. Fiddle, bagpipes and frame drums guest on some tracks, augmenting the mood. Mostly solo voice, "Feather and Bone" embraces the earth's vitality in a way best described as meditative. This is a very special recording that grows in intensity with each listening.

9747 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | 1 Members | United States | Vocal Jazz CDs
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