Pianist Myra Melford. Melford is active with many groups and on many recordings, including this years Under The Water
(Libra, 2009) with pianist Satoko Fujii
. In this interview, Melford talks about her early contact with Leroy Jenkins
, Henry Threadgill
and other AACM musicians; her pursuit of an individual voice; and the role that her meditation and martial arts practices have played in her music.