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    The way it was meant to be heard: this limited print run of "Taglish" was fostered by a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2012--the CD edition represents the work as the artists intended.

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about

Taglish is an exploration of a vector of Filipino-American life: the lives and personalities that comprise the Defensor-Evangelista family, told through the perspective of an American born Filipino. I have not attempted to write the music as a kind of pinoy-ified jazz; rather, I am using my ideas, developed with a large debt to afrological and Western musical concepts, to talk about “Filipinoness” in the abstract. This is “Taglish”: English is my language, but I mean Filipino things.

I hope that the personality and intimacy of this music successfully communicate that accounting for subjective realities is vital toward understanding what it means to be a part of any group--Americans, Filipinos, etc. We can learn things about ourselves by opening our minds to the strangers in the mirror.

all pieces composed and arranged by Karl A.D. Evangelista, except 1 (traditional, arr. Evangelista) and 8 (Evangelista/Scampavia/Glenn)

℗ & © 2012 Karl A.D. Evangelista. All rights reserved.

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released January 24, 2013

Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista, guitar, vox; Margaret Rei Scampavia Evangelista, keys, melodica, vox; Rob Ewing, trombone; Jordan Glenn, drums; John-Carlos Perea, electric bass; Francis Wong, tenor sax, soprano sax; Cory Wright, baritone sax.

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Grex Oakland, California

Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz. ... more

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