At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem, and she plunges further into morbid mysticism on All the Way, a set of unsettling, funereal remakes of standards by Thelonious Monk, Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell and even Johnny Paycheck. Also Wednesday, April 5.
Diamanda Galás is a fearsome wraith who comes from a much darker and more mysterious place than any typical heaven or hell. Her voice alone is an awe-inspiring weapon as she casts it aloft with a scarifying force that combines the power of opera with guttural shrieks and wailing, which instill a deep sense of dread. She rattles her piano with hints of chamber-music experimentation and free-jazz expansiveness, which twine together like the soundtrack to a nightmare. In March, Galás released two albums simultaneously. Her 2016 performance of multilingual “death songs” by Albert Ayler and Jacques Brel was captured on