A particularly atmospheric concert based on Aegean musical characteristics and cadences, within the context of contemporary jazz trends. It is an experimental, improvisational composition which falls within the international movement of ‘Intuitive Music’. The idea of the Aegean Jazz project was developed in the aftermath of concerts by Marcus Stockhausen and Vasilis Rakopoulos within the context of performances and workshops organized by the Goethe Institute and the University of Macedonia.
It is not only that the original compositions are characterized by the austerity of the Cycladic idiom, but also the way of approaching and interpreting, searching for a sound which echoes the clarity of the light of the Cycladic islands.
In 2019, the Aegean Jazz project is enriched by the participation of a superb quartet of accomplished musicians who accompany Vasilis Rakopoulos. The first live recording of the ensemble was made of the performance on June 1st 2017 and produced by the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in December 2017
Takis Farazis: piano, keyboard
Thanos Chatzianagnostou: drums
Marc Buronfosse: double bass
Andreas Polyzogopoulos: trumpet
Vassilis Rakopoulos: classic/midi guitar