Anelia Records is proud to present Far from Close,
the debut album of a new collaboration between three of Greece’s most vibrant jazz musicians. Tassos Spiliotopoulos
, Panos Vassilopoulos
and Michael Evdemon
. The music was composed by Evdemon and Spiliotopoulos and the goal was to achieve an elegant but emotionally powerful music through the electric sound of a modern jazz trio. Each one of the band members brought their own influences to the blend, ranging from electric jazz-rock and mainstream jazz all the way to classical and folk/world music.
It was during lockdown, in the winter of 2021. While Panos and Michael were isolated in their homes at Athens, Tassos was isolated in his home in Sweden. Vassilopoulos took the initiative and mailed both of them with proposition: “Let’s make some videos together” he said! Evdemon and Spiliotopoulos knew each other from high school but never had the chance to play together. What a great opportunity to play even from afar. Technology at the service of creativity! The trio made three videos, playing music by Michael Brecker
, Avishai Cohen
and Allan Holdsworth
and it was more than enough for all everyone involved to realize that this collaboration had a future. So, the most logical next step would be for the trio to write and record original tunes. The concept was to write a record combining all of the elements that the trio shared: rich harmony, strong themes and a lot of space for improvisation. Sometimes things happen so easy and effortlessly. This is the case with SEV’s debut album. Everything came to place easily and eventually the trio created a strong foundation for future creations!
About S.E.V. Trio
The S.E.V. trio , is a new presence in the Greek and international music scene, with three musicians skilled in the field of improvised music , performing original compositions with emphasis on the electric side of contemporary jazz.