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About A Mass for US

I was certainly not disappointed by your brilliance, Canary! All the movements sound so much better now - the individual parts have the clarity and resonance they deserve. Still love the way the woodwinds weave and dart around each other, and the cello is lovely. I'm always surprised at how much consonance and tonality you use. And those Mongolian Throat Singers just slay me.

All in all, a ringing triumph! You can be very proud of this huge accomplishment.



Jordan Spivack


Nanuet, New York


Hello Canary,

I am enjoying your cd! I had no idea, not really knowing you and only hearing The Latest Score, that you had such a jazz sensibility. I appreciate your harmony, often unexpected, and the originality of your lines. Oh my God, forgive me if I sound like some music critics, most of whom I find insufferable, but I'm really hearing some original music here! I hear the Monk influence on not only Monkish but Turkey Too and others. The ballads are exceptionally lyrical (Solar Reflections, Companion). Solar Reflection 2 is just lovely and Mercedes played it beautifully. The pieces that John Jarvis plays I'd love to know, in the melody choruses, whether you wrote out the chord voicings for him or if he was reading from a lead sheet. 

The pieces that Roxana plays are intriguing. I especially like Sigrid's Lullaby.

Once again, thank you for treating me to this wonderful music. I'll keep listening and I just might ask you for a lead sheet or two. 

Best always

Fred Fried (I sent him "Sigrid's Lullaby").


I'm in the movie  "Outermost Radio The Film" and here is the trailer. 


A lovely review in MuzicNotez offering fans a new tune "Southern River".


This music was given The PatsyLu award by the judges of International Alliance for Women in Music in their search for new music in 2014.


From Jerusha after listening to Syrian Moonlight on Sound Cloud: What generosity, majestic pace and gathering vulnerability: scary and comforting both. The "poem" is reminiscent of Sappho's "Everyday I hunger and I struggle" I'm quite certain her ghost is on Lesbos now, binding wounds and dispensing muse-meds.


Review of "Raggity Three Step" in Skope Magazine.


"Raggity Three Step" Fabulous Review at Mi2N  Music Magazine


Review of "Jazz Bird" by Rick Jamm in JammSphere Magazine.


Yehuda Yanney - composer    About the review in Fanfare Magazine.

"Canary dear: this is a very caring, I would even say, loving review. It makes one wanting to meet the composer in person. I also think that the reviewer is right about the stylistic description; somewhat between jazz-pop and better Broadway. In the pieces I listened to, you always have some alluring moments, melodically and harmonically, that makes me perk up my ears. On the whole, this writer is really listening."


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