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Melissa Stylianou: No Regrets

Given Canadian-in-New-York Melissa Stylianou’s recording trajectory-four previous albums of steadily increasing authority and ingenuity-it’s hardly surprising that No Regrets is so extraordinarily good. Gone are Stylianou’s usual accompanists, replaced by an all-star trio of pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Matt Wilson. Two equally stellar players-alto saxophonist Billy Drewes and clarinetist Anat Cohen … Read More “Melissa Stylianou: No Regrets”

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Melissa Stylianou: Silent Movie

In New York, New York, director Martin Scorsese’s ambitiously flawed homage to Manhattan’s postwar music scene, saxman Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) explains to vocalist Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli) that a “major chord” is when everything in your life works out perfectly. Professionally speaking, singer-songwriter Melissa Stylianou has achieved a major chord. Across three previous … Read More “Melissa Stylianou: Silent Movie”

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