verglas cd release, toronto, nov 20. a non-review
verglas. ice rain. sienna’s voice and music is anything but icy.
lush, rich, light and dark, angular, sweet, fascinating.
melodies exploring, seeking words, landing on notes on a phrase to a glorious repetition.
a study of contrasts; english freely moving into french, clarity into reverberated mist, a rainbow of colour poured into the dark vessel of winter.
jazz, folk, traditional hints, free, improvised, carefully structured
magnificently played by andrew downing, nick fraser, ted quinlan and guest justin haynes.
here’s a link to Peter Hum’s interview with Sienna complete with musical examples