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All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: June 2016

All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: June 2016

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in June, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total downloads. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor) ...

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Guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "In The North" - Out Now

Guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "In The North" - Out Now

In the North is the third album by guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos and his first since his relocation from jny: London to jny: Stockholm. Originally from Athens, Greece, Tassos Spiliotopoulos spent the better part of twelve years living in London and establishing a solid reputation as one of the most exciting, up-and-coming guitarists in the UK Jazz ...

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Asaf Sirkis Trio: Shepherd's Stories

Read "Asaf Sirkis Trio: Shepherd's Stories" reviewed by John Kelman

It's getting to the point where it's almost impossible to pigeonhole an artist into any one category---and that can't be anything but a good thing. Sure, some people like to think of the artists they love as jazz, rock or classical musicians, but the truth is that, more and more, musicians simply want to be thought ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival is back with a host of great jazz from the 29th September to the 2nd October. Now in its sixth edition, this most iconic of Asian cities provides a spectacular backdrop to a truly exciting series of concerts featuring top international names including the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Lars Danielsson ...

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Asaf Sirkis Trio: Shepherd's Stories

Read "Shepherd's Stories" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Maybe it's the unfashionably hot weather that's hit the UK in recent summers, but there's something almost cheery about drummer Asaf Sirkis' Shepherd Stories. Sirkis' church organ/guitar based Inner Noise recordings wove a jazz-gothic tale, while The Monk (SAM Productions, 2008)--with guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos and bassist Yaron Stavi--balanced tantalizingly between pretty melancholy and a slightly dark ...

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Take Five With Tassos Spiliotopoulos

Read "Take Five With Tassos Spiliotopoulos" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Tassos Spiliotopoulos: Tassos Spiliotopoulos is a Greek guitarist/composer based in London, UK. His compositional approach blends contemporary jazz with modern classical, folk and even rock fusion. He has released two albums under his own name: Wait for Dusk (Konnex, 2006), and Archipelagos (F-IRE, 2010.

Instrument(s):

Guitar.

I knew I wanted to be ...

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Tassos Spiliotopoulos: Archipelagos

Read "Archipelagos" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Since moving to London in 2000 to study music, Greek guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos has built a solid reputation as a technically gifted musician, building an impressive résumé of collaborations in a relatively short time, working with drummer/keyboardist Gary Husband, saxophonist Tim Garland, singer/multi-instrumentalist Eileen Hunter and guitarists John Parricelli, Mike Outram and John Etheridge. His debut ...

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Asaf Sirkis: Letting Go

Read "Letting Go" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The quiet evolution of drummer Asaf Sirkis as a composer has been fascinating to behold and almost as beguiling as his playing. The confluence of influences that give shape to his rhythms--Middle Eastern, Indian and jazz--combined with a love of Sun Ra's music and an interest in astronomy, results in music which is difficult to pin ...

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Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "Archipelagos" on F-IRE Records

Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "Archipelagos" on F-IRE Records

Originally from Greece, Tassos Spiliotopoulos moved to London in 2000 and has studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Mmus) and Trinity College of Music (Bmus, Hons). During that time Tassos also attended seminars at the School for Improvisational Music in New York City where he studied and performed with Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, ...