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Norma Winstone: Stories Yet to Tell

Combining the intense quietude and acute storytelling skills that are her signatures, Norma Winstone’s latest, uniting her for a third time with clarinetist/saxophonist Klaus Gesing and pianist Glauco Venier, suggests a series of faded tableux vivants. Only one of the dozen selections, Dori Caymmi and Alan and Marilyn Bergman’s “Like a Lover,” unfurled like a rosebud kissed by morning sun, will be familiar. Of the remaining 11, nine feature original Winstone lyrics fitted to works by Gesing, Venier, Armando Manzanero, Maria Schneider, Wayne Shorter and 19th-century Armenian composer Komitas.

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