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Lefteris Kordis

Pianist, Composer, and Inner Circle Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis has established himself as a unique voice in the Mediterranean Jazz idiom. He grew up in a multi-cultural environment in Elefsis, an ancient town near Athens, Greece. Since the age of four, he studied, performed, and composed based on a wide spectrum of genres including Greek Folk, Western European Classical, Jazz, Byzantine chant, and Modernist/Avant-Garde. He graduated from the Experimental Music Gymnasium and Lyceum of Pallini, the National Conservatory of Athens, the Ionian University, and pursued a Master’s and a Doctorate at New England Conservatory on a Fulbright and an Onassis grants

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Athens Aqua Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

Athens Aqua Jazz Festival Athens, Greece July 9-12 2018 Jazz, like many other things, lives a precarious life in post-crisis Greece. Despite a widespread talent, as demonstrated by the numerous jazz musicians from Greece who live and record abroad and overseas, the jazz scene in Greece is fragmented and much ...

Mediterrana

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: In the Land of Phrygians; Yota; Mediterrana; Deep Green; The Raven and the Fox; Journey with Pilgrims; And I Love Her; 8. Nas.

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Lefteris Kordis: Mediterrana

Read "Mediterrana" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Da tempo residente negli Stati Uniti e oggi professore al Berklee College, il pianista e compositore Lefteris Kordis è però originario di Atene e mostra di non aver dimenticato la musica ascoltata in giovane età e le tradizioni musicali delle sue terre, studiate nel corso della sua formazione artistica. Questo disco, basato su formazioni variabili di ...

Mediterrana

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: 1. In the Land of Phrygians; 2. Yota; 3. Mediterrana; 4. Deep Green; 5. The Raven and the Fox; 6. Journey with Pilgrims; 7. And I Love Her; 8. Nas

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Label: Inner Circle Music
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Lefteris Kordis: Mediterrana

Read "Mediterrana" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Jazz's ability to absorb new musical traditions and take advantage of novel instrumentation is one of its most notable features. Fans of this form of experimentation will appreciate pianist Lefteris Kordis' forays into merging jazz with traditional Greek and other Mediterranean lineages. Delivered as a series of piano trio plus guest artist compositions, Mediterrana's ...

Bebop Trio

Label: Creative Nation Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Prelude; 02. Celia; 03. Zurzday; 04. First Interlude; 05. Conception; 06. Boa; 07. Second Interlude; 08. Chorale; 09. Change of Season; 10. 317 East 32nd; 11. Celia (Reprise); 12. Postlude.

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Alec Spiegelman - Lefteris Kordis - Thor Thorvaldsson: Bebop Trio

Read "Bebop Trio" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Alec Spiegelman, Lefteris Kordis e Thor Thorvaldsson affrontano con lucidità e coerenza una sorta di suite che pesca da brani originali e da celebri cavalli di battaglia del bebop. La loro bravura progettuale e strumentale permette a queste due tipologie di materiale di fondersi elegantemente senza perdere energia. Alec Spiegelman sceglie il clarinetto e lascia nel ...


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