Capsicum Compact Discs proudly presents
MYRO's debut CD, Song for Mavis, featuring the Moonlight Mirror
Orchestra. Each of the 12 songs is a distinct and absolute pleasure.
MYRO's entrance to the world of recorded jazz is likely to have
the same effect as Bob Dylan's folk/rock debut. What the two poet/composers
have in common is an uncommon songwriting artistry.
They also share roots in American folk music. Where MYRO departs
is that in his musical sensibilities he has thoroughly absorbed
and mastered the many musical forms that together have become known
as America's only truly original art form, Jazz. You will hear elements
of swing, bop, and post-bop. Blues fans will love "Number Two's
Blues". For Bossa Nova, check out "I Don't Recall"
and "Don't Jump Ship". Smooth Jazz lovers can groove on
"You Here Now", a Bossa ballad. "Help Me Be Untrue"
is tongue-in-cheek R&B. "Kill Or Kiss" is a visionary/philosophical
tone poem. "Now There Is You" could be a standard, a la
Jerome Kern. For protest avant-garde jazz-rap, try "2Bfree".
MYRO calls "Song For Mavis", "Spanish gypsy funk/jazz".
"La Barba de Juan Carlos", the only instrumental on the
CD, is a haunting Moorish melody.
As Richard Isen of Musicians on the Internet points out, Myro is
"a lot funnier than Bob Dylan." His subtle humor constantly
reasserts itself throughout his evocative poetic lyrics.
The foundation of MYRO's instrumental accompaniment is provided
by the lush chords of his classical and electric guitars and piano.
The world-class Moonlight Mirror Orchestra is led by Steve Wolfe,
best known for his chart-topping "First Date" on Inner
City Records featuring Nancy King, Ray Brown, and Jack Sheldon -
the most played album in the history of KJAZ. Besides being a great
multi-instrumentalist/band leader, Steve is also the engineer, co-producer,
and co-arranger of Song For Mavis.