December 15, 1975


St. Bartholomew’s Church,

New York

Although this group is only five pieces, each member doubles on so many instruments that it achieves a near-symphonic sound. During its Dec. 8 performance, it used this unique talent to completely spellbind the audience with a two-part set of original material.

Vocalist-flautist Kitty Brazelton is perhaps the guiding light behind the sound, wonderfully clear as she weaves her voice and instrument around it. She has a natural stage presence that is fully brought out in the company of her other compatriots: David Clark, bass, vibes, etc.; Caille Colburn, harp, organ, etc.; Susan Gelletly, piano and organ, and Tom Stephenson, drums, cello and vibes.

Each selection seemed to flow into the next, with a brief introduction from Brazelton. Because of this close rapport, the audience instantly developed a closeness to the group and its diverse music. It’s sometimes folk, sometimes rock, sometimes jazz, sometimes classical, but always musical.


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