Megaphone Heart

by Jessica Lurie Ensemble

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With MEGAPHONE HEART, her newest recording, composer and multi-instrumentalist JESSICA LURIE and her Ensemble are poised between creative jazz, rock, folk and avant-garde music, generating a luscious and compelling sea of sound. An adventurous musical spirit shines through ten original compositions, with Lurie’s unmistakable big sound on tenor and alto saxes, flute, and her distinctive voice. Inspired by life in Brooklyn, traveling the world, and her love of American and international melodies and rhythms, this is her strongest collection of songs yet.
With skill and discipline borne from her-life long dedication to music composition and improvisation, Lurie creates a pulsing, brimming, expansive sound. Joined by an ensemble of stellar musicians, she barrels across uncharted territories where jazz, folk, chaos and beauty all come out to play.

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released 24 April 2012

JESSICA LURIE ENSEMBLE
Jessica Lurie - alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, flute, voice, megaphones
Brandon Seabrook - guitar, banjo, tape recorder
Erik Deutsch - piano, electric piano, organ
Todd Sickafoose - acoustic bass
Allison Miller - drums, percussion
Special guest: Marika Hughes – cello

JESSICA LURIE MEGAPHONE HEART
1 Steady Drum (:58)
2. A Million Pieces All In One (4:59)
3. Bells (6:17)
4. Megaphone Heart (7:03)
5. Same Moon (6:40)
6. Maps (7:00)
7. Der Nister (7:22)
8. Zasto (6:01)
9. Boot Heels (6:45)
10. Once (4:56)
Total time: 57:42

Produced by Jessica Lurie and Todd Sickafoose

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Jessica Lurie Ensemble Brooklyn, New York

Boundary defying, Lurie brings her own sound to diverse types of music, mixing jazz, folk, funk, avant-garde, Klezmer & Latin, a coherent, compelling and expansive sound linked by an adventurous attitude. She performs on sax, flute & voice, "...reminiscent of klezmer-jazz and Balkan-jazz hybrids by artists like Steve Bernstein (and) Tim Berne." New CD Megaphone Heart our April 2012 ... more

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Track Name: Megaphone Heart
MEGAPHONE HEART

can i write you a letter ?
blast it out from a meg-a-phone heart
all my thought are much clearer
when i let the words fall a part

i thought you were forever
like the lights on the prairie at night
just a light house of color
burning fast and always so bright

when you lift up your arms and let it go
does the soul fly or get caught in the under tow?
send a post card just
to let us know
you can hear us clear sometimes
when we call on the old megaphone

all the weight that you carry
just a measure of how fast we fall
al-ways fall ing and fly ing till we don't feel the weight at all
till we don't feel the weight at all

should you rage or go gentle
you just laugh when you take up the fight
in your bed by the win-dow
see the stars in the desert night

when you lift up your arms and let it go
throw my head back
just to watch you from below
do your wings hurt how is the landing gear
is that you on a megaphone
play it loud so that i can hear

when you lift up your arms and let it go
does the soul fly or get caught in the under tow?
send a post card just
to let us know
you can hear us clearly sometimes
when we call on the old megaphone
Track Name: Maps
MAPS
For the long traveler i beg you to be wary
of distractions and a lack of road signs
if the radio plays static and your throat is too dry
perhaps you'll consider pulling over this time

when i see open road i just don't believe it
sometimes I'm blind to the cracks in the ground
& when i can't seem to hear for all the buzzing in my ears
i just try to keep all windows down

One Two Three
You know what it means to me
Now that we’ve started up again
I can’t stop this pulling on e me endlessly
Just like the ocean, you pull me in
Just like the ocean, we come back again

re-mem-ber when we got lost in the city
we had more maps than our arms could hold
but i could see no direction worth going to
I could not find you as our hearts had grown cold

i follow the compass that is tattooed on my chest
spin me in 3 circles and we just might be heading north
the furrow on your brow seems softer somehow
& it is easier to chart a new course

One Two Three
You know what it means to me
Now that we’ve started up again
I can’t stop this pulling on e me endlessly
Just like the ocean, you pull me in
Just like the ocean, we come back again

I think that I see you so much better in the dark
Our hands our eyes our breath a southern wind
Follow that notion for to jump in the ocean
And like the ocean your heartbeat pulls me in
Just like the ocean, you pull me in
Just like the ocean, we come back again
Track Name: Once
ONCE

when i was young the corn it ran high
it reached to the sun and it kissed to the sky
But all that's long gone it's been taken away
to make room for a strip mall and packaged up dreams

I dreamed that the green was the bottom of the sea
and the blue sky the ocean covering over me
I screamed out your name and the river ran high
all the flowers are blooming with a whale swimming by

Dreaming dawning careless yawning
i held you before the morning
light broke down
before I broke down

The river runs deep and the river runs wild
she took out the town & left the corn beside
& If its true what they say
that you’ll reap what you sow
I will plant us some flowers before we must go

When i was young the corn it ran high
it reached to the sun and it kissed to the sky
& its true what they say that you reap what you sow
So I will plant us some flowers before we must go

Dreaming dawning careless yawning
i held you before the morning
light broke down
before I broke down