Born in Athens in 1974, drummer Christos Asonitis has been living and playing in Munich since 2012 after years of active presence in the Greek jazz scene. With "An Ode To The Light" he presents his own compositions and arrangements for the first time as a bandleader. Also part of the party: Bastien Rieser, a promising trumpeter, the Hungarian Mark Pusker with the warm and brilliant sound of his saxophone, the multi-creative Maruan Sakas on the piano and the coveted double bass player Lorenz Heigenhuber.
The listeners experience an electrifying symbiosis of modern jazz and elements inspired both by the composer's personal experiences and by historical and mythological events in his homeland. The spectrum ranges from lyrical-melodic moods with fine Greek folklore overtones, polyphonic sound patterns to rousing rhythms that form a virtuoso arc of tension.
"Christos Asonitis is a drummer who is as imaginative as he is unobtrusive, highly cultivated and alert, who elicits a wealth of nuances from the small set and does not slip into routine mechanics." (The New Listener, May 2016)
1. Color En El Oscuro
2. Second Day
3. Fos (An Ode To The Light)
5. Ta Matoklada Sou Laboun
7. Ancient Dance 490 BC