September 15, 2006
How on earth did the music of Laura Nyro escape my attention for so many years? With echoes of so many of the performers who have provided the soundtrack to my life, yet so distinctively her own thing, I'm left scratching my head to find an answer. And, like so many of those great performers, sadly all we have are the recordings as a legacy to someone whose spirit will surely endure for many years to come in the music she left behind. She has been one of the most stunning musical discoveries that I have made in recent months.