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Album Review

Sila Shaman: They Come Out At Night

Read "They Come Out At Night" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Drummer Dave Storrs' Sound Shack—a garage beside his Corvallis, Oregon house, converted into a recording studio—has been open for business for more than two decades. Recordings go down when the mood strikes. The mood strikes often. There must be thousands of hours of unreleased stuff stocked away. So pianist Sila Shaman--who has participated productively in Sound Shack activities, most notably on the terrific Brief West Coast Tour (Louie Records, 2020)—decided to do something about the unreleased aspect of some of ...

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Multiple Reviews

Dave Storrs' Sound Shack Part 2: Sila Shaman

Read "Dave Storrs' Sound Shack Part 2: Sila Shaman" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New York-based pianist/composer/producer Sila Shaman lived in Corvallis, Oregon, from 2005 to 2011. She taught there, at Oregon State University, and composed a soundtrack for a satirical musical production at OSU. This professional stint is notable for two reasons: one, it laid some of the groundwork for her current efforts at composing soundtracks for movies and T.V. (the score for the 2019 documentary Sisters In Freedom and music for the T.V. pilot Perception); and two, she crossed paths in the ...

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Album Review

Sila Cevikce: A New Abode

Read "A New Abode" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The art of jazz composition and improvisation are fully stated as Turkish born pianist Sila Cevikce provides some solid and noteworthy music on her debut release A New Abode. Since arriving in the U.S in 1993 she has sharpened her skills both academically at Berklee and professionally in performances with New York musicians as well as composing music for film and theater. What quickly becomes apparent is the depth, style, and articulation of Cevikce's muscial ideas which have influences from ...


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