Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

April 3, 2013
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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. (Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist)

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Winter Morning Walks, an album featuring jazz composer Maria Schneider and soprano Dawn Upshaw, revolves around meditations on nature and beauty by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. All three artists have had battles with cancer -- when, Schneider says, 'everything in life becomes heightened.'