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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Afterimage

Read "Afterimage" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Boston, MA area pianist, composer Pandelis Karayorgis brandishes his magic at a Chicago venue with some of the Windy City's finest improvisers. He shifts many concepts with odd-metered progressions while straddling the avant-garde spectrum amid a manifesto based on cohesive discourses, where the hornists may purposely lag behind the beat or bust out into commodious movements. ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous

Read "Circuitous" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il pianista Pandelis Karayorgis riunisce in questo robusto quintetto alcuni campioni del jazz chicagoano: il sassofonista Dave Rempis, cresciuto ala corte di Ken Vandermark e apprezzato leader di una interessante formazione come The Percussion Quartet, il sassofonista e clarinettista Keefe Jackson e il batterista Frank Rosaly, esponenti della nuova guardia ruotante attorno al gruppo Fast Citizens, ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous

Read "Circuitous" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In the album liners, Boston-based jazz pianist Pandelis Karayorgis cites this unit as a dream band, featuring prominent Chicagoans, saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly. Never one to run short on creative sparks, the pianist is a sly arranger, and these works are asymmetrically synched within organization and improvisation. Moreover, several of these pieces are ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: System Of 5

Read "System Of 5" reviewed by Troy Collins

A longstanding adherent of intimate duo and trio settings, Boston-based pianist Pandelis Karayorgis' discography has been dominated by small combo recordings since the early 1990s, with many founded on the venerable configuration of piano, bass and drums. A radical traditionalist with a penchant for the acute angles and strident tonalities of advanced post-bop, Karayorgis' recent exploits ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: System of 5

Read "System of 5" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

One of the major attributes of System of 5 pertains to the modality of New England area pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, which lies between modern jazz, with heavy rhythmic nods to Thelonious Monk, and a newer slant that parallels the current state of jazz imperialism. Backed by a new band, the musicians overlap mainstream persuasions with tricky ...


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