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Pandelis Karayorgis

Born in Athens, Greece in 1962. Prior to moving to the U.S. in 1985, performed in small jazz groups while pursuing a degree in Economics. Earned BM and MM degrees in music from Boston's New England Conservatory while studying with Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Dave Holland and Joe Maneri (composition) among others. Studied and performed extensively the music of Thelonious Monk and Lennie Tristano and in 1991 compiled a collection of all of Monk's compositions. In the last twenty years mostly led or co-led groups whose recordings have often been voted into reviewers' top-10 lists in magazines such as Coda, Cadence, Jazz Times and Jazziz

CliffPools

Label: Driff Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Weft; Blue Shadow; Plateau; Scale The Firmament; Cocoon; Undertow; Warp; Formed Shed; Catapult; Self- Headed.

Cutout

Label: Driff Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1 Hyphen | Pandelis Karayorgis (6:34) 2 Cutout | Nate McBride (10:46) 3 Chainsaw Pedicure | Jorrit Dijkstra Tenet | Jeb Bishop (12:13) 4 Shadow | Pandelis Karayorgis Bird Call | Jeb Bishop Chickadee | Nate McBride (15:18) 5 Sand Pile | Pandelis Karayorgis (10:11) 6 Neumes | Pandelis Karayorgis Jowls | Luther Gray (13:36)

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¡Golpe!, Josephine Davies & Ken Field

Read "¡Golpe!, Josephine Davies & Ken Field" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Threesomes! If that's your thing, go for it, but in jazz there's no doubt of the dominance of trios as a common format. Four outstanding trios highlight this edition of OMJ: Portugal's explorative duo ¡Golpe! adds the outstanding bassist Masa Kamaguchi for its excellent new release, Totem, while two others maintain what's working: Bill Frisell with ...

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Dijkstra, Bishop, Karayorgis, McBride & Gray: Cut Out

Read "Cut Out" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Sei tracce per dieci temi complessivi, quattro di Pandelis Karayorgis, greco, due di Nate McBride, americano di Chicago, e Jeb Bishop, lui di Raleigh, North Carolina, e uno a testa di Jorrit Dijkstra, olandese, e Luther Gray, di New Orleans, compongono questo bell'album, ricco, solido, a tratti persino rutilante, in cui i due fiati si danno ...

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New albums from Webber Morris Big Band, Alex Massa, Wayne Wallace, and Vanderlei Pereira

Read "New albums from Webber Morris Big Band, Alex Massa, Wayne Wallace, and Vanderlei Pereira" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show four great albums and some other fantastic music in-between: Wayne Wallace delivers dazzling new compositions and classic jazz standards, using the expanded sonic palette of an orchestra to highlight the strengths of his core conjunto. Underneath it all is an effortlessly instructive survey of Latin rhythms, from the familiar to the ...

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Clean Feed’s Latest Releases

Read "Clean Feed’s Latest Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode digs into a number of fine new releases from Clean Feed Records. You'll hear tracks from the Simon Nabatov Quintet, the Scandinavian group Inland Empire (featuring Kris Davis), legendary singer Patty Waters, pianist Kaja Draksler, and the hard-nosed Luis Lopes Humanization Quartet (featuring saxophonist Rodrigo Amado). Also new is the Itaca 4et, a joint ...

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Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel, Kenny Warren Trio and More

Read "Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel, Kenny Warren Trio and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I doubt you would get much argument that trumpet players Herb Robertson and Dave Ballou, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey are among the finest of their generation. When Robertson and Ballou decided to form a quartet back in 2005, those four musical minds coming together pretty much assured some magic would happen. In 2007 ...

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Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin

Read "Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonist Ohad Talmor's new release, Long Forms, with his Newsreel sextet has just been released by Intakt Records and it's a must-listen; strong playing by some of the best musicians around, complicated but highly interesting tunes and arrangements, and a fully realized project. Another saxophonist, Rick Countryman, plies his trade in Manila in The Philippines now ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Double Trio: CliffPools

Read "CliffPools" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Visit any dog park and you'll notice canines need no instruction on how to play together. Chasing the ball, chasing each other, or investigating a pond is quite instinctive for our furry friends. Apologies for equating the master musicians heard on CliffPools with a pack of dogs, but a ferocious struggle for dominance this is not. ...


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