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Antoine Karacostas Trio

Antoine Karacostas, piano, Simon Bernier, drums, Anders Ulrich contrebasse
guests : Cybèle Castoriadis - voice (tracks 1-6)
& Pierre Bernier - tenor saxophone (tracks 2-6)

released on december 16th 2016
Parallel Records / Physical distribution Socadisc
Digital Distribution Absilone


« Trails » is Antoine Karacostas debut album as a leader. Accompanied by Simon Bernier on drums and Anders Ulrich on double bass since the beginning of the band in 2014, he took time to let their repertoire mature in order to offer with this disc a musical and human cohesion. Inviting Cybèle Castoriadis and Pierre Bernier on three tracks, the band offers a singular jazz with a heady lyricism, subtly mixing influences of modern jazz of New-York and Middle-East with these of greek traditional music. First, as its title is suggesting, this record is an exploration of Antoine Karacostas greek origins. It unwinds this Ariadne’s thread, blending the pianist’s compositions with arrangements of rebetiko and music from Smyrna - from where his family comes - and with the sophisticated compositions of Manos Hadjidakis, Vassilis Tsitsanis and the more contemporary Vassilis Tzortzinis.


Tracklisting and credits
1 Zehra (Michalis Souyioul) - 05:52
2 Zitianos Tis Agapis (Vassilis Tsitsanis) - 06:32
3 22 Minutes Dernier Carat (Antoine Karacostas) - 04:25
4 Brussels Light (Antoine Karacostas) - 06:20
5 Feather (Antoine Karacostas) - 05:22
6 Armenaki (Greek Traditional) - 05:36
7 Peribanou (Manos Hadjidakis/Nikos Gatsos) - 04:46
8 Sea In Grey (Vassilis Tzortzinis) - 06:16
9 Ti Se Melei (Greek Traditional) - 05:19

Antoine Karacostas Trio debut album features jazz compositions and arrangements of traditional and contemporary greek music.
The first french reactions in the medias are very encouraging :
- FIP « jazz album of the week »
TSF Jazz  « disc of the day »
- selected in the jazz playlist on Air France planes
- and many others article in the french press

Antoine Karacostas represented Greece at the Jazzycolors Festival in November 2016 (Centre Culturel Hellénique) in Paris.

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