Beth Custer, In The Broken Fields Where I Lie

Kevin Whitehead

By Kevin Whitehead

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

A trip through one musician's many worlds, the effect is like opening a stranger's box of keepsakes and trying to decipher their significance: mysterious vignettes, with half-obscured vocals, odd juxtapositions and elusive allusions, abut a cluster of Custer clarinets on Duke's "Echoes of Harlem."