Dayna Stephens
That Nepenthetic Place
SSC1306
2013-04-23
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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

 

Musicians:
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.

Reviews:

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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