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Sila Shaman

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”Intelligent” and “Inventive” and “Free-swinging” are some of the words that critics have used to describe pianist and composer Sila Cevikce Shaman's music. Born in Ankara, Turkey, she moved to USA in 1993 to study composition and jazz improvisation where her mentors included Jerry Bergonzi, Joanne Brackeen, Robert Helps and Chuck Owen. For the next decade she has written for, performed and recorded with many ensembles including Kim Bock Quartet, Spindle, Greenwich Blue, Dan McMillion Groovin’ High Big Band, Robin Hackett, SDS Trio, poet laureate Lawson Inada as well as her own quartet featuring Rich Perry and Ari Hoenig

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First Time Again

Label: Wave Eleven
Released: 2019
Track listing: Small Step; Lane Change; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; Swingaloo, Spring Could; Bounce No Chaser; Mr. Spreckles; Spreckles Part Deux; Epilogue

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They Come Out At Night

Label: Wave Eleven
Released: 2021
Track listing: Diddles; Miso Matso/Revelation; Polka Beams; Undertow; AI In The Sky; There Be Monsters; The Dark; Blue Current; Wind Walker; To Heck And Back.

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Article: 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 ...

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Brief West Coast Tour

Label: Louie Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Enter; Let The Games Begin; Beyer's Market; Waltz In; Same As Nine; Interlude; No Over Part 1; No Over Part 2; Waltz Out; The I; The T; The C; The H;Transit; First Resolution; Funky Too; Second Resolution; Used Anyway; Meeting is Adjourned.

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First Encounters

Label: Louie Records
Released: 2020

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Article: Year in Review

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In a year that will be remembered for the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music survived, thrived even, not on the bandstand playing for live audiences, but in the studio, socially distanced, in many cases collaborating from afar with swapped sound files. Musicians with time on their hands were especially inspired. These are the 2020 ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Dave Storrs' Sound Shack: Part 1

Read "Dave Storrs' Sound Shack: Part 1" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


At one time it was a place to park a car. A detached garage in Corvallis, Oregon, surrounded by trees. Percussionist Dave Storrs transformed it into a recording studio around about 1992. And Louie Records was born. If Louie Records can be said to have enjoyed a heyday as a proper record company (whatever ...

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ReWeave

Label: Wave Eleven
Released: 2014


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