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THE WHAMMIES:
PLAY THE MUSIC OF
STEVE LACY, VOL. 2

Released June 2013 | CD 1303 | LISTEN/BUY

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon

Pandelis Karayorgis - piano

Jeb Bishop - trombone
Mary Oliver - violin, viola

Nate McBride - bass

Han Bennink - drums


Second set of gems from Steve Lacy's vault, some of which were never recorded in the original form. An all-star cast of musicians from the Chicago, Amsterdam and Boston improvisation scenes.

 


 

 

PANDELIS KARAYORGIS QUINTET:
CIRCUITOUS

Released June 2013 | CD 1304 | LISTEN/BUY

Dave Rempis alto, tenor and baritone sax
Keefe Jackson, tenor sax, bass and contrabass clarinets
Pandelis Karayorgis, piano
Nate McBride, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums

 

“Karayorgis and the quintet succeed brilliantly here in creating music that both reverberates with the tradition and creates its own extraordinary musical states—textures, visions and collisions that are unique, that could not be produced by any other group or any singular method.”
Stuart Broomer (from the liner notes)

Some of Chicago’s top improvisers in a group led by pianist Pandelis Karayorgis. All original compositions by Karayorgis.

 

 


 

PANDELIS KARAYORGIS TRIO:
COCOON

Released June 2013 | CD 1302 | LISTEN/BUY

Pandelis Karayorgis, piano
Jef Charland, bass
Luther Gray, drums

"These guys are as connected in musicianship as a piano trio can be. They think, breath, anticipate, and play as one—in the best sense. Right in the pocket of empathy and insight.”
Stu Vandermark, Boston Jazz Scene

First studio recording by an established trio, made at the end of a year of monthly concerts during which this material was developed. Six new original compositions recorded at WGBH’s Fraser studio in Boston

 


 

GREGORIO/SWELL/KARAYORGIS:
WINDOW AND DOORWAY

Released June 2013 | CD 1301 | LISTEN/BUY

Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet
Steve Swell, trombone
Pandelis Karayorgis, piano



“Three of today’s most creative and adventurous musicians.”

Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe


An intimate and intense set that takes advantage of the unusual instrumentation and diversity of compositional approaches.
Each musician contributes original compositions interspersed with a few collective improvisations. The CD booklet contains an original poem by Steve Swell and the cover image is of a collage by Guillermo Gregorio.

 


 

THE WHAMMIES:
PLAY THE MUSIC OF STEVE LACY

Released November 2012 | CD 1201 | LISTEN/BUY

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon

Pandelis Karayorgis - piano

Jeb Bishop - trombone
Mary Oliver - violin, viola

Nate McBride - bass

Han Bennink - drums

 


 

JEB BISHOP/JORRIT DIJKSTRA:
1000 WORDS

Released November 2012 | CD 1202 | LISTEN/BUY

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax

Jeb Bishop - trombone