Thursday, September 15, 2016
Lefteris Kordis, Mediterrana (Goddess of Light)
The additional players color the music nicely and set up the compositional thrust of Lefteris in ways that stand out.
The music rocks and swings genuinely and makes the composed and improvised material especially vivid.
It is a music so thoroughly woven together with the strands of Kordis' background and very contemporary jazz that there is no pulling apart at any time.
It is an outstanding vision of real fusion today, as valuable for Lefteris' piano as it is for the compositions and arrangements. Kudos for this! Get it.