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Dimitrios Vassilakis, infinite grace poetry and passion
July 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EEST€10,00
Dimitrios Vassilakis “Daedalus Project – Labyrinth”
The remastered digital edition celebrates 20 years since it was named “Album of the Month” by BBC Music Magazine and as the 2nd jazz album of 2002 on the BBC internet poll. With references to Greek myth but also to texts by James Joyce and Franz Kafka, the album is a combination of modern jazz with Greek / Balkan rhythms and ways in an explosive mix.
Presentations: Birdland, Yale, Smithsonian, Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club, United Nations, London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s.
Athens Quartet: Dimitrios Vassilakis, Emmanuel Saridakis, Manos Loutas, George Polyhronakos
“Infinite grace poetry and passion”
“Greek saxophone prodigy Dimitri Vassilakis is revered as the Hellenic god of post-modern expression. A rhapsodic stylist of immense power and authority.”
BBC Music Magazine (labyrinth – album of the month, voted 2nd jazz album of the year).
“Leader Vassilakis’ compositions offer a perfect platform for post-modern expression…whiz- kid tenor player from Greece…his style is the post-Coltrane, post-Rollins style…high-energy and immensely fluid.’’
New York Press (Labyrinth Live at Birdland)