The 3 Albums That Anchor The Tastes Of Super Vancouverites

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by Maya-Roisin Slater | Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today we hear from Emily Molnar, a dancer, choreographer, and the current artistic director of Ballet BC. To see her work in motion, visit Ballet BC’s website.

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue | LISTEN | “A classic for jazz lovers like myself, I never tire of hearing this inspired album. Although supposedly not a one take improvisation (as often claimed) one is mesmerized by the uniqueness of the playing and the deep sense of craft, freedom and intimacy.”

J. S. Bach – Sonatas and Partitas | LISTEN | “A world without the genius of Bach is not one I could live in. The transcendent brilliance and counterpoint of his musical structures continue to inspire new perspectives in my thinking and experience of the world. These partitas and sonatas are some of my favourite pieces of music. There are many recordings I Iove and own. The one I am listening to at the moment is a more contemporary interpretation by Gidon Kremer.”

Nina Simone – Finest Hour | LISTEN | “The voice of Nina Simone for me speaks at the depths of being human. This album is an arresting collection of some of her most popular songs. It is one I hold dear and have turned to for years.”

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