Origin: Munich, Germany
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Years active: 2014 – present
Years i play: 2014 – present
Labels: Timezone Records
Christos Asonitis (GRE) – drums, composition
Christian Eberhard (DEU) – trumpet
Mark Pusker (HUN) – alto sax
Maruan Sakas (DEU) – piano
Lorenz Heigenhuber (DEU) – double bass
Discography: An Ode To The Light (2018, to be released)
The drummer Christos Asonitis, born in Athens in 1974, after years of active presence in the Greek jazz scene, lives and creates in Munich since 2012. With “An Ode To The Light”, which is going to be released at the beginning of 2018 by Timezone Records, he presents his own compositions and arrangements for the first time as a bandleader.
Along with Bastien Rieser, a promising young trumpeter (replaced by Christian Eberhard), 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.