“An Ode To The Light” – a lyrical and tensional musical story.
With “An Ode To The Light”, Christos presents his own compositions and arrangements for the first time as a bandleader. The album will be released by Timezone Records in physical format (CD) in Germany and worldwide for digital download.
Along with Bastien Rieser, a promising young trumpeter, the Hungarian Mark Pusker with the warm and brilliant sound of his saxophone, the multi creative pianist Maruan Sakas as well as the sought-after bassist Lorenz Heigenhuber.
The listeners experience an electrifying symbiosis of modern jazz and elements inspired by the composer’s personal experiences as well as by historical and mythological events of his homeland. The spectrum ranges from lyrical-melodic moods with fine Greek folkloric elements, polyphonic sound images up to rousing rhythms, which form a virtuosic tension.
Christos with his band will present live the album during 2018. Two concerts are already being scheduled at the beginning of the new year. New dates to be announced.
Recorded by Peter Brümmer at Gasteig Cultural Center, Munich
Mixed by Dimitris Karpouzas at Lizard Sound Studios, Athens
Mastered by Christoph Stickel, at CS Mastering, Munich
Graphic design by Nikos Gazetas, Athens