2018

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Giorgos Tabakis – Colored Minds

Tracklist:
1. Colored Minds 8.06”
2. From Within 7.57”
3. Days of the Past 6.55”
4. View from Above 9.16”
5. Horizons 6.37”
6. Externalization 7.58

Music composed by Giorgos Tabakis

The quartet:
Giorgos Tabakis: 7string guitar
Andreas Polyzogopoulos: trumpet, flugelhorn
Stavros Parginos: cello
Panagiotis Kokkinis: drums, percussion

 

He was born in Athens – Greece in 1980. He came into contact with music at the age of 10, when he met the guitarist-composer Kostas Eliades with whom he started and completed his studies in classical guitar.

With years of apprenticeship by the internationally acclaimed composer / guitarist / improviser Andreas Georgiou, he was taught jazz guitar, jazz harmony, advanced music theory, improvisation, analysis of musical forms and structures, composition approaches etc. During his apprenticeship, he received a wide range of knowledge, stimulation and guidance as to the aesthetics and philosophy of music.

 

 

While studying the guitar, he also experimented on string and wind instruments from various countries, such as sitar, sarod, didgeridoo, Tibetan horn etc. During the same period he studied classical piano with the pianist and soprano Konstantina Mantziari.

His main interest in guitar playing lies both in its polyphonic approach –as a major harmonious instrument in contemporary music ensembles on/upon which compositions and improvisations are created- and in its solo role. Since 2007, he has been experimenting with alternative ways of playing/performing on 7string guitars, creating an intimate artistic style.

He is the composer/guitarist in the Giorgos Tabakis Trio, the Multiverse Ensemble, the GaiaArtGroup, the Impulse Trio. He collaborates with musicians from jazz and creative music area, participating in various projects and concerts. He has also composed music for video art, artistic photography documentary, theatre and contemporary dance performances.

The aesthetic direction of his compositions is placed in the wider fields of contemporary European jazz.

He teaches classical, jazz, contemporary guitar, advanced theory and improvisation in Pyxida Music School (Athens, Greece).

 

Discography

Inter Mundos – 2015

ViewPoint – 2016

Sounds & Images – 2017

Drops of Time – 2017

Light Vibrations – 2018

Colored Minds – 2018

Email: georgtampakis@gmail.com

Facebook: Giorgos Tabakis

Giorgos Tabakis guitar

The guitarist/composer Giorgos Tabakis is presenting his new cd entitled Colored Minds, released by FM Records label.

 

In his 6th cd Giorgos Tabakis is collaborating with Andreas Polyzogopoulos (trumpet, flugelhorn), Stavros Parginos (cello) and Panos Kokkinis (drums, percussion).

The outcome is a blend of European jazz, jazz fusion and contemporary music with creative themes and ideas, enriched by wonderful solos and improvisations. With distinct touch and personal aesthetic aspects, Colored Minds is providing a fresh hearing experience of today’s European jazz and creative music.

 

Recorded at Aux studio Athens in September 2016

Mix & master by Giotis Paraskevaidis

Cover painting by Lena Silena

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