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Page 8 - The Michigan Dily-- Thursday, March 26, 1987
Myers to warm Ark

By Marc S. Taras
Eclipse Jazz is offering the Ann
Arbor music crowd yet another
"first" as Amina Claudine Myers
makes her Michigan debut in one
show at the Ark tonight. Myers'
arrival has insiders buzzing ex-
citedly. For better and worse, this
remarkable pianist; vocalist, and
composer is one of the best kept
secrets in the world of music. E-
clipse hopes that tonight's gig will
let the cat out of the bag in Tree-
town.
Myers hails from Blackwell,
Arkansas, where she began formal
studies at the piano as a seven year
old. Her education continued at
Philander Smith college in Little
Rock, where she majored in Music
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Education and was the student dir-
ector of the choir. In a phone in-
terview from New York, Myers
allowed that "I had another voice
technique for chorale singing ...
[and later] I had to relearn how to
sing properly."
Following the historical path of
the music itself, Myers moved from
the southern cradle, north to Chi-
cago. She arrived in '63 to assume
a teaching position, but by 1967
she had hooked up with the Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of
Creative Musicians.
Myers eventually moved to New
York to concentrate on composition
and performance. She met saxo-
phonist/composer Marion Brown
when they shared the stage as part
of a large ensemble led by Ambrose
Jackson. This was the beginning of
a lasting and inspiring relationship.
Myers later recorded an album of
Brown's compositions, Poems for
Piano. She also met trumpeter
Lester Bowie, a fellow AACM
alumnus, and toured Europe with
his group.
Myers' recording career contin-
ues to blossom as her musical
expressions expand. She has scored
a contemporary musical called "I
Dream" and has penned an im-
provisational suite for organ, in-
struments and chorus.
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Her keyboard work is warm and
energetic; relaxed yet visceral. The
music moves like a river from her
fingertips, incorporating gospel,
blues, and transafrican traditions and
igniting them with a spark from
within. She sings with an honesty
that is mesmerizing. Myers is com-
pletely comfortable in a wide
variety of musical situations and
moves from setting to setting with
passion and grace.
Tonight's performance will be
with her regular trio. "Jerome Har-
ris is so versatile..." Myers says,
"And he always knows what to do."
Drummer Reggie Nicholson has
been driving the rhythm section on
her newest recordings and promises
to enliven this date as well. Myers
is a natural. She draws on a mys-
tical reservoir inside herself to
create music and song that is as
natural as the seasons. She is gentle
and unassuming.
"I'm not trying to make a
'statement'," she explains, "I'm
trying to play what the spirit dic-.
tates. I know that I am here for a
reason ... [and I want] to make
people feel good about something,
[and] to feel good about them-
selves."
Tonight at the Ark, Amina
Claudine Myers will offer you
plenty of reasons to feel good. She
has been following the dictates of
the spirit all her life. Showtime is
set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 and
are available at PJ's Used Records,
Schoolkids' Records, the Michigan
Union Ticket office, or at the door.

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possibly foolish. She knows where
he lives, so why doesn't she ap -
proach him directly, or at least slip
a not under the door? Renting
room doesn't get her anywhere.
How to explain her insanity? Ken-
na and Cameron never convince us
of theplausibility of herasudden
inability to reason logically. To
make a movie about a woman driv -
en mad by love isn't a bad idea, but
The Good Wife isn't about that; it
isn't about anything except the
incompetence of the two gentlemen
responsible for it. 4
In addition to the film's fatal
flaw, Kenna and Cameron manage
to throw in a few lesser ones, such
as having a bartender, who could
not possibly make enough money
to dress so expensively, and
throwing in a foolish sex scene
between Ward and Brown's little
brother.
Stupidities like these,when
hitched to the awful central plot in
diates that The Good Wife scrapes
he bottom of the barrel.

'Parting Glances'
This critically acclaimed 1985 film about gay life is being shown at the
Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4 at 7:00 and 9:00 tonight. All
proceeds will go to the Wellness Networks, Inc., a Detroit based AIDS
education and victim welfare organization.

Satellites: Reaching the stars

(Continued from Page 7)
bum is poised at number 10 on the
Billboard chart after 21 weeks, and
both of its singles, "Keep Your
Hands To Yourself" and "Battleship
Chains," have done well.
Currently, the Georgia Satellites
are supporting their album by

opening band for touring acts such
as Bob Seger and REO Speed-
wagon. When asked about serving
as an opening act, Richards says, "I
don't mind it at all. We've been
treated really well." He continued to
say that touring has introduced
them to a lot of "great people" on

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the road and that the national
exposure doesn't hurt, either.
Speaking of exposure, the Geor"
gia Satellites have done the "video
thing" too, with- their clip for
"Keep Your Hands To Yourself"
receiving a lot of play on MTV,
and the recent release of one for
"Battleship Chains,"too. "They
have their moments," says Richards
on making videos, "You know,
sometimes they can be fun, other
times they're pretty tedious. As
whole, as a single art form, I really
don't like them at all. They some-
times detract from the music itself
instead of accentuating it."
The band's tour with REO
Speedwagon lasts through April 18,
and after a two-day rest they're sche-
duled to begin a massive world
tour, covering Japan, Australia, and
Europe. Obviously this puts any.
new album several months dow
the road, most likely at the end of
this year or later. "The ultimate
plan, I guess, is to keep doing ii,"
says Richards, "Keep making better
records than the last one."
The Georgia Satellites will Rte
opening for REO Speedwagoh
tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Crisler
Arena. Tickets are $16.50.

if you've ever thought about owning a pair of loud-
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