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Dreams Beyond - 2014

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George Spanos

Evolver Records is proud to announce the release of drummer George Spanos' new album, Dreams Beyond. The album is a bold mix of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane inspired free jazz, John Zorn-esque Downtown NY avant-garde, and a touch of electronic soundscapes.
A newcomer in the New York City progressive jazz scene, George Spanos landed in the States last year from his native Athens, Greece. His first performance in New York took place at Zorn's The Stone, the mecca of New York's downtown creative music, where he performed in the Improv Night with Zorn, along with the likes of Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori and many more. Spanos has appeared in jazz concerts and festivals in Europe, the United States and Canada. His versatile background enabled him to perform in various styles and disciplines, including jazz, classical, and world music. The album production brought together a stellar cast of legendary improvisers such as bassist Juini Booth (Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams and Art Blakey), guitarist On ka'a Davis (Sun Ra), saxophonist Lawrence Clark (Rashied Ali) and Ikue Mori (John Zorn), as well as vocalist and Evolver Records founder Lola Danza, clarinetist Vasko Dukovski, tubist Ben Stapp, violinist Fung Chern Hwei, cellist Adam Fisher, percussionist Sayun Chang, trumpeter Keaton Akins, and pianist Simone Weißenfels. As a result, these fine musicians will take the listeners on a dream-like musical journey through time, from the sounds of the past to the sonic landscapes of the future and back.

Dreams Beyond released on November 1st, 2014.

Review of the album on JazzCorner: http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=5404

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