‘An Ode To The Light’ by Christos Asonitis is available for pre-order!
On his first album as a leader, 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.
An album teaser also promotes the release of the album, produced by the German video-maker Joachim Jung.
WATCH THE ALBUM TEASER!
“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
Christos Asonitis together with Yamile Cruz Montero will take part in the benefit concert “Send a Piano to Cuba”, initiated by Cuban pianist Eralys Fernandez and supported by Cubanos en UK, an association of Cubans living in Britain. Several talented professional Cuban musicians living in England have committed to perform in series of classical music concerts, to raise the funds necessary to cover the cost of transporting of a purchased piano to the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan in Havana. The concert will take place on Saturday 3 June at 7:30 pm at the Bolivar Hall in London, UK.
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Christos Asonitis’ new educational video features four variations of the Afro-Cuban rhythm Iyesa for the drum set with a full explanation about the imitation of its traditional instruments.
To watch the video just click the link below to visit the Latin Drumming Lessons’ web page.
watch the video
You can purchase the full drum score of the video lesson at Christos Asonitis’ web shop.