An interesting departure from the standard presentation of serious music in club settings was the surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukys toward the end of the set. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation
A compilation album of best material with a new twist and high quality audio as well as new songs fresh out of the studio
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist Daina Shukis Promotes Her Vintage Musical Catalogue With Collaborations From An Array Of Jazz Masters
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Jazz Network Worldwide) Daina Shukis is an international entertainment veteran whose relationships with musical masterminds throughout her career has resulted in some classic live recordings from some of the most noted venues in New York City ie. the Bottom Line and CBGB’s. The trilogy of music being shared are Daina and the Tribe LIVE at “Soundscape with Jeremy Steig and CBGB’s power trio, Daina and the Tribe “On a Jungle Boat Ride” and “Mystic Rendezvous” instrumental.” Clear vocal tones over textures of complex rhythms, finger cymbals add an ancient world ethnic flavor to some songs. Dania is known for composing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography and since dancing was an integral part of her shows, space to develop improvisational climax was part of the musical structure.
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An interesting departure from the standard presentation of serious music in club settings was the surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukys toward the end of the set. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation… the talent and sincerity of Ms. Shukys and the musicians. Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.
This LIVE audio recording from Cbgb’s of “Voodoo Queen, Dance of the Spirits” features Daina Shukis-vocals, Fred Alias-vocals and drums, Paul Ramsey-bass and Marvin Horne-guitar
The second song is recorded at the Club “Negril” NYC featuring Daina Shukis-lead vocal, Judy Niemack-back up vocals, Jeremy Steig-flute, Bill Washer-guitar, Jeff Young-keyboards, Chip Jackson-bass and Kamal Zabir-drums
On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world’s top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll….
The use of the different, even exotic instruments to support the flute playing is very nice. I am definitely into this song so far, and think that the production value is quite fantastic. The skill of the flutist is apparent, and is well displayed.”
Daina’s Forest Dance on Lake George in the Adirondacks
JAZZ/blues/POP Daina Shukis-vocals, Butch Cambell-guitar, Paul Ramsey-bass, Lee Finklestein-drums
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I like the sound of this now. The live-lounge sweet electric guitar at the very beginning of the song sounds pretty good. Then the introduction with the woman singing and the beat of those sweet drums! Whoa this is pretty good track! Oh god, that sweet bass too I can’t believe I missed that too! Forgive me, the bass player of this song. Anyway, I live the fact that there’s no chorus to this song, just a solo of instrumentals. Especially that sweet bass, man. That bass solo is just brilliant. Then the intro of the vocals again. The low tone of the bass, the high guitar and vocals, plus the sweet beat of the drums compliment each other better than the colors of the American flag. And wow, that ending too, that was live?! that was amazing, that was definitely a 10/10 and I’ve only ever given a 10/10 once before, to a track much similar to this, sweet bass and sweet instrumentals. Anyhow, 10/10 well played! (review of” Movie Show”)
The prelude of the song the presence of the rhythms and blues of the guitar combined with the accompaniment sets the tone for the artists voice. The songs melody speaks volumes of a live band at a chic and hip bar. Recommended for all music lovers! (crowd review of” Movie Show”)
. The vocals are so distinctive and rich that they just give you this wonderful and amazing feeling once the singer, starts to sing. The lyrics are so original and amusing that they make you think a lot about, what the message of the song is. The instrumental is very balanced and varied because it has all this different types of instruments playing in the background. The artist is very professional and creative once it comes to hitting the high notes. (crowd review of “Movie Show”)
Like that increadible, lead gootar, sondes kinda jazy, I could here the instuments, seperaly, and very clear , the beat starts slow and picks up, at a faster beat, the rhythem, is good , this track could deafently be a hit great qualitie song, (crowd review of” Movie Show”)
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“Flute? And now, all sorts of rhythm sounds. You really pulled out everything on this one. I like the music and I like the unusual factors which are a pleasant surprise.You have really created a rich tapestry of sound here. There are enough rhythm instruments to make for a fascinating sound and complex rhythm. The musical instruments backing up the flute are providing a very rich picture for the flute to work against… someone needs to sign you up, this was fantastic.”
December 31, 2013 crowd review of “Forest Dance” – Reverbnation
“I really like the wind instrument in the introduction. It’s extremely peaceful and relaxing to listen to. I cannot begin to describe how I felt when the intro progressed into the rest of the song. It was great! I love the tropical getaway vibe I got when listening to this. I could close my eyes and picture myself on a beach, somewhere in the Caribbean, drinking champagne while peering off into the ocean. I really loved this song. It was incredibly creative and fun. I could also imagine hearing a song like this on the radio in Hawaii, or just at some beach themed party or club.
March 27, 1979 Chuck Berg – Down Beat Magazine
An interesting surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukis toward the end of the set… Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation… the talent and sincerity of Ms. Shukis and the musicians… Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.
Chuck Berg- Downbeat Magazine
March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid – Guitar Player Magazine
Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He’s the best jazz guitarist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you’ll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He’s from St. Louis and he’s still playing.
Vernon Reid – Guitar Player magazine March 1989