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Epirus Quartet

Epirus Quartet is a world jazz/groove band from Austin, TX. Its members are Greek saxophone player Nikolas Bouklas, Nathan "Count" Basinger on organ, Brad Houser on bass and Michael Ingber on drums. Epirus Quartet has a groove heavy approach to jazz with many world and funk influences. Their debut album "Transatlantic" came out in Jun 2014 through Fair Weather Friends Records (UK, GR) co-produced by Adrian Quesada (Prince, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout etc) and Nikolas Bouklas. All the songs were composed through a collaboration of Nikolas Bouklas and Charalampos Tyropoulos. It featured guest appearances from Adrian Quesada on guitar and Ryan Allen on tenor saxophone

Album

Transatlantic

Label: Fair Weather Friends
Released: 2014
Track listing: Never Right; Fried Feta; Sane; Goodbye My Friends; Soundwaves; Spirit Of; Epirus' Clave.

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Article: Album Review

Epirus Quartet: Transatlantic

Read "Transatlantic" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Epirus Quartet is based in Austin, Texas, but takes its name from a region of Greece--hence, perhaps, the decision to name its debut album Transatlantic. The recording is released as a limited edition, high-quality, vinyl album (it's also available as a download)--the format lends itself superbly to the quartet's brand of danceable, organ-led music.


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