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Artist: Rea, Dennis
Title: Giant Steppes
Format: CD
Label: MOONJUNE RECORDS
Catalog Number:109
Barcode:692287910921 itemnumber=1000124983
Price: $17.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Availability: In Stock
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MoonJune stalwart Dennis Rea (Moraine, Iron Kim Style, Zhongyu) continues his series of “musical travelogues” with Giant Steppes, a boldly unconventional exploration of Central Asian music that follows on from his acclaimed 2010 MoonJune release Views From Chicheng Precipice. Recorded over several years in Seattle and Siberia, Giant Steppes is the ever-unpredictable guitarist/composer/arranger's most ambitious album so far, interpolating Silk Road desert airs, Russian choral songs, Tuvan throat singing, and mutant Tibetan pop with a gleeful yet respectful disregard for genre purity. The album is all over the map both geographically and sonically, mingling jazz, heavy prog, krautrock, surf, electroacoustic soundscapes, and field recordings and showcasing such formidable musicians as Tuvan singer Albert Kuvezin (Yat Kha), celebrated Russian choral ensemble Juliana & PAVA, badass bassist Wadim Dicke, trumpet mage Greg Kelley, Rea's 1970s Earthstar bandmate Daniel Zongrone, and Seattle treasures Steve Fisk, Doug Haire, Stuart Dempster, Dick Valentine, Don Berman, Greg Campbell, Brian Oppel, and Greg Powers.

Performers on this Album
DENNIS REA - electric guitar, kalimba
DICK VALENTINE - alto & soprano sax, flute
ALBERT KUVEZIN - vocals
WADIM DICKE - bass guitar
GREG KELLEY - trumpet
STUART DEMPSTER - didgeridoo
GREG CAMPBELL - French horn
GREG POWERS - dungchen horn
JULIANA & PAVA - vocals & hurdy-gurdy
BRIAN OPPEL - drums
DON BERMAN - drums, percussion
DANIEL ZONGRONE - drums, percussion
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