Album Remarks & Appraisals:
EVIYAN is a new acoustic trio ensemble co-founded by famous Czech singer and violinist Iva Bittová, who currently lives in the USA, guitarist and composer Gyan Riley, whose father is the the minimalistic composer and performer Terry Riley, and bass-clarinetist, composer and producer Evan Ziporyn, who also co-founded Bang On a Can ensemble and collaborated with Phil Glass, Brian Eno, Paul Simon and many more notable artists. Their first studio album called NAYIVE is made of their own acoustic compositions and improvisations. The album is notable for very high compositional as well as performing skills of all three musicians - the pieces are very sophisticated yet very fresh, rooted in the folk as well as minimalistic and classical traditions. The natural sounds of classical guitar, bass clarinet and Iva Bittovás original voice melt together naturally to paint a very colorful image.
Personnel: Iva Bittová (vocals, violin); Gyan Riley (guitar); Evan Ziporyn (clarinet, bass clarinet, piano).
Audio Mixer: Dave Cook.
Audio Remixer: Milan Cimfe.
Liner Note Author: Ken Hunt.
Recording information: Area 52 Studios, Saugerties, New York, USA.
Editor: Dave Cook.