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The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Heart And Sack

Read "Heart And Sack" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Boston based pianist Pandelis Karayorgis and young bassist Nate McBride are both graduates of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music while Karayorgis also studied under master pianist-improviser Paul Bley. Perhaps Bley’s lasting influence serves as a paradigm or a foundation for this fine new recording titled “Heart and Sack”. Not without an identity of his ...


The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Heart and Sack

Read "Heart and Sack" reviewed by Robert Spencer

The liner notes to this disc quote the Greek modernist composer Iannis Xenakis; while Heart and Sack by the Pandelis Karayorgis Trio does not have Xenakis' spiky amelodicism, pianist Karayorgis is clearly aware of the territory staked out by Xenakis and his peers. These ten tracks all have a solid jazz sense of forward motion, courtesy ...