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George Spanos: Dreams Beyond

Read "Dreams Beyond" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer George Spanos' exodus from Greece to New York City has resulted in a speedy indoctrination into its fertile nu-jazz scene, performing at The Stone and other popular venues with notables such as electronics wiz Ikue Mori and cellist Erik Friedlander. But Spanos has made the rounds in Europe and Canada, where disparate influences have cultivated ...

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Beyond the Sky

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Label: Evolver
Released: 2015
Duration: 5:07

The Island

Label: Evolver
Released: 2012
Track listing: The Island; Alfie; How Deep is the Ocean. Cecilia; Bye Bye Blackbird; Cry Me a River; The Unheard Song; Lover Man; GSP; It's All In Your Mind; Lola's Lament; JKL.

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Cry Me A River

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Label: Evolver
Released: 2012
Duration: 03:04

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Lola Danza: The Island

Read "The Island" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Lola Danza has always been an original thinker, but that doesn't get you very far in a field crowded with people fitting that description. What makes Danza stand out is her strength of vision and steadfast commitment to following her muse, no matter how non-commercial it may be. With Janya (Evolver, 2011), Danza and her ...

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Lola Danza: The Island

Read "The Island" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Singer/composer Lola Danza is not a multicultural artistic presence, she is a pan-cultural artistic presence. This is fully exploited on her ensemble recording, Janya (Evolver, 2011). Her singing and songwriting hover in the neighborhood of jazz because terms like “new age" and “world music" don't seem to quite cover it. Live Free (Evolver, 2009) was exactly ...

Janya

Label: Evolver
Released: 2011
Track listing: Epilogue; No Escape; Withered New; Generations New; Mother; Epic- Subawu; Janya.

Janya

Label: Evolver
Released: 2011
Track listing: Epilogue; No Escape; Withered; Generations; Mother; Epic- Sinawi; Janya.

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Janya: Janya

Read "Janya" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Janya's sound is all about Korean-influenced music for the free jazz-loving soul. The members of this female foursome are all of Korean descent, and bring a free yet flowing sensibility to this seven-song program of original music. While the presence of instruments like gayageum, daegeum and janggo--a zither-like string instrument, bamboo transverse flute, ...

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Janya: Janya

Read "Janya" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The name “Janya" can loosely be translated “genesis" or “beginning." In Sanskrit, it means “to be born" and in the Korean vernacular, “around dawn." Janya is both the ensemble name and debut recording title of four young Korean and Korean-American musicians attempting to cast Korean shamanic music in more modern terms than it was conceived. Korea ...


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