Amazon.com Widgets

George Cotsirilos: George Cotsirilos Trio - Variations (2013)

By Published: | 2,921 views
George Cotsirilos: George Cotsirilos Trio - Variations How we rate: our writers tend to review music they like within their preferred genres.

Variations, guitarist George Cotsirilos' sixth recording, is a well-behaved trio affair in keeping with his more recent recordings like Past Present (OA2 Records, 2010). Cotsirilos plays with an acoustically round electric tone that never gets in the way of his fluid lines and well- considered melodies. His seven original compositions all have standards handle to them, in particular, the opener, "A Walk for Ethel," which recalls "I Get a Kick Out of You" crossed with "Scrapple from the Apple." Cotsirilos extends his standards sense with "I Know You Know," which approximates a breezy "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons" and "Lil' Darlin.'"

Cotsirilos imparts a Latin essence to the whole album, one that blooms on the Lins/Martin standard "Doce Presenca" and Robb Fisher's "Sambrosia." These breezy, cool compositions lent well to Cotsirilos' interpretive talents. "Blues for The J Man" is a serpentine minor-key blues that recalls Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
trumpet
's "Birks Works." But it is Cotsirilos' interpretation of "But Beautiful" that kills on this collection. His ballad sense is like that of a horn player, attentive to the lyrics as well as the melody. This rendition offers a great comparison to Art Pepper
Art Pepper
Art Pepper
1925 - 1982
sax, alto
playing the piece, as he so often did. Variations is another solid Cotsirilos offering among a string of previous ones.

Track Listing: A Walk for Ethel; I Know You Know; Doce Presenca; Sambrosia; chimera; 1937; Justin Case; Blues For The J Man; But Beautiful; Madrugadora.

Personnel: George Cotsirilos: guitar; Robb Fisher: bass; Ron Marabuto: drums.

Record Label: OA2 Records


comments powered by Disqus
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Article Search