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CONTINUUM: The Martin Best Ensemble

Zoë Dominic

English singer, lutenist, guitarist and composer Martin Best is the subject of this Continuum program. He has been activein early music since the mid 1970s with special emphasis on Renaissancemusic and minstrel songs of the French troubadours and trouveres. With many CDs to his credit, selections from three of his most famous ones are performed by the Martin Best Ensemble. The recordings by the ensemble used are: Thys Yool - Nimbus NI 5137, Forgotten Provence - Nimbus NI 5445, and Songs of Chivalry - Nimbus NI 5006.

Milton has been the co-host (with Thais St. Julien) of Continuum since 1976. He is a true New Orleanean, born on Mardi Gras day, attending P. A. Capdau Grammar School and Warren Easton High School. After completing the five year program of the Tulane School of Architecture in 1956 he was drafted into the Army. After a two year stint in the combat engineers in Germany he returned to New Orleans to work with the architectural firm of Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse, becoming an associate in the firm of Parham & Labouisse after Mr. Goldstein’s death. He was appointed University Architect for Dillard University in 1972 and retired from that position in 2002.