Time and a Word
The International Music Newsletter

Spring 1997

The latest chapter in the recording career of Zazen results in their most ingenious album yet. Cayman Blue is an elegant and often spectacular CD of soaring, symphonic instrumental music. As always, the group delivers a solid set of magnificent instrumental music, replete with breathtaking melodies and top-notch arrangements.

Combining the cool-headed electronic soundscapes of New Age with the wide-ranging dynamics of progressive jazz/rock fusion, Cayman Blue presents a smorgasbord of captivating sounds bound to amaze even the most perceptive listener.

Summer 1996

Ecologie is an exemplary 'aural travelogue' which features Lievano's superb guitar prowess. Ecologie is a guitar lover's dream come true. Hard to find but well worth the trouble is the first album Lievano recorded with Zazen on Terra Nova Records in 1991 entitled Mystery School, which is much heavier and rocked out than Ecologie...with producer/percussionist Rama, Lievano's hard edged electric guitar work on Mystery School is totally devastating.