Dear friends and music lovers, I am very happy to announce the release of my first album as a solo artist (bandleader) “An Ode To The Light” on January 26 by Timezone Records!
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The CD release concert at the Pasinger Fabrik in Munich, which followed its release, was sold out and received excellent feedback from the audience! The album itself was presented by three radio stations in Greece and received so far outstanding reviews!
Read album reviews!
Listen to my radio interviews (in Greek language)!
From my side I would like to thank my family for his support and all the album contributors, who make my dream come true: My lovely musicians Bastien Rieser, Christian Eberhard, Mark Pusker, Maruan Sakas and Lorenz Heigenhuber, the sound engineers Dimitris Karpouzas, Christoph Stickel and Peter Brümmer, Thomas Lackner and Nikos Gazetas for the photos and the CD artwork, Joachim Jung for the video teaser and of course my CD Label Timezone Records and Holger Gechter.
During 2018 and 2019 I will support the album with a couple of concerts. I am looking forward to seeing you in one of them!
Keep in touch, new dates to be announced!
‘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