Before she became a female member of the groundbreaking Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and prior to collaborating with all of the big names – Archie Shepp, Charlie Haden, James Blood Ulmer, Anthony Braxton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Amina Claudine Myers honed her chops in Texas churches.
At the end of the month, she returns to the Lone Star State (and only to Houston). It has been a few years since she’s been in Texas.
“I haven’t been back since 1957,” says Myers, who lives near Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, during an extended phone interview. “I lost contact with everybody.”