BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND
 
 

“I was told when I was young that I would not be successful until I was very old” - Glenn-Copeland

 
 
Photograph by Juri Hiensch

Photograph by Juri Hiensch

 
 

"There are three challenges in my life. The first is being black in a white culture. The second is being transgendered in a hetero-normative culture. The third is being an artist in a business culture” - Glenn-Copeland

 
 
 

Painting by Chard Chenier, animation by Greta Larkins

 

BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND

Recorded and released in 1970 with some of the era’s finest musicians including guitarist Doug Riley, bassist Lenny Brou and Flautist Jeremy Steig, this magical album was recorded live and in one take. The result is an an extraordinary melding of jazz and folk filtered through the prism of Glenn’s classical upbringing. Originally released on GRT Records, ‘Beverly Glenn-Copeland was reissued in 2018 by Supersonic Jazz.

KEYBOARD FANTASIES

Originally self-released on cassette in 1986, Keyboard Fantasies was entirely recorded on DX-7 and TR-707 in the northern Canadian town of Huntsville. Musically it lies somewhere between new-age and (accidentally) early Detroit techno experiments. The inimitable style of BGC here is both peaceful and meditative while simultaneously rhythmic and bass heavy. The album was recorded  and is a beautiful fusion of personal vision, technology and place.

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PRIMAL PRAYER

First released in 2004 under the pseudonym ‘Phynix’, Primal Prayer’s 8 tracks are a wildly creative fusion of jazz, world, dance and classical influences. Sonically the album is almost without comparison, a life-affirming acknowledgement of the many paths we humans walk to enable us to open our hearts and lives to each other. The album will be reissued by ORG Music and Beverly Glenn-Copeland for release in August 2019.