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Spiro: Pole Star

Read "Pole Star" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Acoustic music has never sounded as joyful and fun as Spiro's, the instrumental quartet from Bristol. The band, which line-up, has remained unchanged for 20 years, received a wider attention and critical acclaim when it released the outstanding and enchanting records such as Lightbox (Real World Records, 2009) and Kaleidophonica (Real World Records, 2012). Spiro has been crafting its own brand of folk/acoustic music and the way it imbues tradition with unbridled zest, it can surely convert the least folk-friendly ...

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Spiros Exaras-World Jazz Ensemble: Phrygianics

Read "Phrygianics" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Phrygianics, named for the most exotic mode of the major scale, is the new ?world-jazz? release from guitarist Spiros Exaras, who hails from Thessaloniki. Spiros has been in New York since 1996, where he's worked with folks such as Randy Brecker, Harvie S, Mark Egan and a Glitter -free Mariah Carey. He's got a cast of great players on hand here, including a couple that certainly spur interest in this offering: Matt Garrison on bass and Gene Lake on drums, ...


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