"Overall, Spanos' seemingly positive reflections yield a largely memorable outing
that synchronously bridges the opaque line between hip, modern jazz and imaginative
- George Spanos Interview at Popaganda.gr
February 6, 2015 (Greek subtitles)
- Dreams Beyond album review at Jazzhalo (Belgium)
- George Spanos at Spectrum: Greece-Styled Avant New York
- Dreams Beyond, Review by Dom Imonk, La Gazette Bleue D'Action Jazz, France, Mai 10, 2015
- Dreams Beyond, Review by Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz, published March 29, 2015
-All About Jazz feature "Beyond the Sky" Track of the Day (3/25/2015)
-Dreams Beyond Album by Evolver Records on play list of magazine Gazzete Bleue in France, (page 27)
-JAZZ CORNER NEWS: George Spanos' Dreams Beyond CD Album Concert March 5th 2014 at 9pm at Nublu, NY.
Drummer George Spanos is someone you want to watch on the New York Downtown Scene. His latest album Dreams Beyond leaves the listener wanting more-- a great line up of musicians from Juini Booth to Ikue Mori. 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. Lola Danza, also a masterful vocalist, who is also the label owner of Evolver did a fine job of adding George Spanos to her roster of musicians. This is an concert you do not want to miss. 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.
(Published: February 19, 2015)
-George Spanos interview at Radio Fabero in Spain
El jueves 12 de febrero contaremos en el programa Laboratorio de Sonidos con el gran Baterista de Jazz contemporáneo “George Spanos”. En directo desde New York. Para más información de este gran músico accede a www.georgespanosdrums.com.
-Dreams Beyond album review at www.popaganda.gr (in Greek)
-JAZZ CORNER NEWS: About Dreams Beyond
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 sound...
(Published: October 09, 2014)
-CONCERTS REVIEW: Marc Ribot residency, part five (1/31, 2/2/2014)
It took us a while, but here we are: the final chapter of the Marc Ribot residency blog series. In this post we’ll be covering the “Songs” night (early set on Friday)
and the John Zorn improv benefit (early set on Sunday). These two nights featured the largest line-ups of the residency, with 6-7 musicians per set.
If you’ve missed the last few posts, you can read them here: one (improv duos), two (8mm film night), three (Marc Ribot Trio sets), four (solo sets/Zorn/Cage).
But first, the gratuitous guitarist photo… here is George Spanos (left) and Marc Ribot performing
at the benefit improv set...READ MORE
-JUNGLE OF ILLUSIONS PRESS REVIEWS
"Inventive, lyrical, deep, spontaneous"- Athinorama Magazine
"Kassetas-Spanos Group latest is a perfect example of free modern jazz. Listening to this album, one is always struck by the two musician's perfect ensemble and impeccable sense of structure. They manage to combine the great tradition of the modern jazz genre with an originality that points to the very future of jazz" - www.culturenow.gr
"The album plays like a narrative which is utterly riveting to the listener"- VRADYNI Sunday newspaper
"This is music born of an inner freedom, both powerful and wild" -Avgi newspaper
KASSETAS-SPANOS "JUNGLE OF ILLUSIONS, chosen BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF 2011."-www.musicpaper.gr
"A fascinating improvisational adventure!" - Athens Voice Newspaper
"Kassetas and Spanos are artists who employ their mastery and versatility in such a way as to create a brilliantly paced, intuitive, beautifully phrased musical language" -www.mic.gr
-THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD / DECEMBER 2013