Phos - 2012

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Antonis Ladopoulos  - Sami Amiris

Antonis Ladopoulos & Sami Amiris' new CD entitled "Phos" to be included in the September issue of Jazz&Tzaz Magazine along with an extensive interview and presentation. Both musicians form "Phos Duo" and the compositions included are all original, exploring the possibilities of the immediacy and interaction available in such a small combo.

Phos Duo was created in 2008 by two of the most prominent Jazz musicians in Greece: Antonis Ladopoulos & Sami Amiris.
Both had a vast experience in performing and teaching the jazz idiom and had also recorded extensively both as sidemen & leaders.
Their need for musical exploration combined with the intimacy and the freedom of expression given by small combos in improvised music, led them to form “Phos Duo”. “Phos” is the Greek word for “Light” and the metaphor in the duo's name was indeed intended.
As Paul Klee once put it: “Light and the rational forms are locked in combat; light sets them into motion, bends what is straight, makes parallels oval, inscribes circles in the intervals, makes the intervals active”.
The music of the Phos' Duo is as transparent as to let all the minute nuances come forward and has such an inquisitive character to it, analyzing and decomposing the music much like the light does to material objects in random ways. Then, harmony and rhythm are put back together again in a slow but gradual process through improvisation, giving the form it's original contour.
It's a complex soundscape creating images sometimes reminiscent of 20th century Concert music, while at other times hard driving Bop rhythms change the mood in unpredictable ways.
Since 2008 “Phos Duo” has appeared at many Concerts in Theaters, Conservatories and University Halls.
Their first CD entitled Phos was released and included in the September 2012 issue of Jazz &Tzaz Magazine (Greece's premier monthly Jazz Magazine) along with an extensive interview of Antonis Ladopoulos and Sami Amiris. The material on the CD is all original.
The “Phos” project is for both Antonis Ladopoulos and Sami Amiris an intuitive process of creativity and exploration. It's improvising at its best.

Recording: Michalis Nikoloudis  - Aeotia Studios 20/7/2010
Mastering: kostas Arniotis - Studio 111
Photos : George Kontarinis - Eurokinissi
Art work : Kyriakos Koutsogiannopoulos -

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