Dayna Stephens
That Nepenthetic Place
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Dah-Dot Dah - 06:22
Full Circle - 07:08
Nepenthetic - 06:25
Common Occurances - 05:25
A Walk In the Parc - 06:27
But Beautiful - 06:06
Wink Wink - 05:07
American Typhoon - 08:30
Impressions - 11:38
Dr. Wong's Bird Song - 05:59


Dayna Stephens - tenor saxophone
Taylor Eigsti - piano
Joe Sanders - bass
Justin Brown - drums
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Jaleel Shaw - alto saxophone
Gretchen Parlato - vocals

A nepenthe is an elixir that relieves one�s worries and sorrows. In Homer�s Odyssey, the nepenthe is a potion given to Helen to cure her woe. Saxophonist/composer Dayna Stephens finds his nepenthetic reprieve while performing. He relates to it as an elating feeling of inspiration and enlightenment, a musical high. On his new recording, That Nepenthetic Place, Stephens presents a program of mostly original music written or arranged specifically for this astounding assemblage of musical talent.


Dayna Stephens' new album "That Nepenthetic Place" was reviewed in July 2013 issue of DownBeat!

Jon Ross, DOWNBEAT - July 2013     Read the full article

Very nice feature on Dayna Stephens in the June 2013 issue of JazzTimes!

Brad Farberman, JazzTimes - July 2013     Read the full article


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