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Artist Karl Evangelista's Apura
Title Ngayon
Label Astral Spirits - AS208 -
Released On 5/26/2023
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In the Filipino language Tagalog, Ngayon translates to “now.” Appropriately, this sophomore effort from Karl Evangelista’s Apura is intended to capture the feeling of an abstract and transcendent present - a moment apart from the desperation and uncertainty that afflicted the past several years of human life.

Featuring a combination of raging free jazz, intense free improvisation, and swooning lyricism, Ngayon evokes the powerful energy of classic ESP-Disk and BYG records.

Personnel: Karl Evangelista (guitar), Francis Wong (saxophone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Rei Scampavia (piano), with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille (drums)