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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

George Spanos : Reflections (Album Release)

December 19 | Set Times: 9:30pm

Cover: $15 | Doors: 6pm
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Juini Booth – bass
Daniel Carter – alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, trumpet
Leo Genovese – piano
Lawrence Clark – tenor saxophone
George Spanos – drums, compositions

Reflections is a collection of seven compositions based on past and present experiences that combines elements of jazz, avant-garde, minimalism, world and contemporary music. Featuring the legendary bassist Juini Booth (Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams and Art Blakey), the legendary improvisor – multi instrumentalist Daniel Carter (Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Jaco Pastorius, Matthew Shipp, Sonic Youth), pianist Leo Genovese (Esperanza Spalding, Jack Dejohnette, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano) and tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark (Rashied Ali). 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.

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“Ultimately, it’s a strong outing that benefits from Spanos’ conspicuous enthusiasm and formidable skills, whether he’s unleashing torrid polyrhythmic patterns or serving as an empathetic colorist… Spanos is a prime accelerator and instigator throughout the program.” – All About Jazz

“Drummer George Spanos is someone you want to watch on the New York Downtown Scene… Spanos’ drumming is masterful– John Zorn has recruited him as drummer at the Stone on several occasions. We’re excited about what George will do next… The album [Dreams Beyond] 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.” – JazzCorner

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