YIANNIS KARYGIANNIS TRIO: RETROSPECTION
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN JAZZ
Pianist and composer Yiannis Karygiannis’ debut album Retrospection, brings together his background of classical and jazz with his Mediterranean roots to deliver a richly layered and narrative contemporary work. For Karygiannis, Retrospection is a reflection on love, longing, and immigration over several years. For audiences, the music is a beautiful reminder of universal human states: worry, desire, regret, and joy are presented in poignant, almost cinematic scenes.
With Karygiannis [GR] on piano, the Yiannis Karygiannis Trio includes Alessio Bruno [IT] on double bass and Richie Struck [DE] on drums. As accomplished musicians actively playing throughout Europe, they bring their passions for diverse and challenging repertoires and genres to the trio. Instilling a depth and sensitivity into the dramatic melodies and interlocking rhythms, they create a uniquely enjoyable, immersive experience that highlights the trio members’ own skills as much as it reveals the intricacies of Karygiannis’ emotionally attuned and technically demanding compositions.
Retrospection incorporates a wide range of inspirations and genres. Karygiannis’ own culture and influences merge with classic, jazz, and folkloric themes; metal and progressive rock elements are woven in with polyrhythms and metric modulations. Each carefully chosen component creates a personal collage; a sort of traveler’s account through intimate experience and honest emotion. With this debut album, Karygiannis has created meticulously layered landscapes of sound and rhythm delivered with a storyteller’s flair and a philosopher’s heart. The result is richly sensitive and technically accomplished; each piece on “Retrospection” explores different inner rhythms of the human psyche, creating a compelling story that rings of instantly recognizable challenges, trials, and triumphs.
YIANNIS KARYGIANNIS: PIANO, COMPOSITIONS
ALESSIO BRUNO: DOUBLE BASS, RICHIE STRUCK: DRUMS
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