BASSIST/COMPOSER PETROS KLAMPANIS LOOKS TO PAST AND FUTURE AS HE
TRANSFORMS TRADITIONAL GREEK MUSIC WITH TORA COLLECTIVE
Unique instrumentation bridges Greek folkloric and modern jazz worlds, with Klampanis (bass, artistic direction), Areti Ketime (vocals), Thomas Konstantinou (oud, laouto), Giorgos Kotsinis (clarinet), Kristjan Randalu (piano), Ziv Ravitz (drums, electronics, co-production)
Releases February 23rd by enja/Yellowbird.
Following up his acclaimed recent outings Rooftop Stories and Irrationalities, bassist and composer Petros Klampanis creates one of his most inventive musical settings to date with Tora Collective, his sixth album as a leader. For Klampanis, who grew up in Athens, Greece surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk cultures, making music has always meant navigating cultural crossroads.
With Tora Collective (“Tora”=“Now”) he puts traditional Greek music at the centre, even as he presents it from a bold new angle.
Areti Ketime - voice
Thomas Konstantinou - oud, laouto, voice
Giorgos Kotsinis - clarinet
Kristjan Randalu - piano
Ziv Ravitz - drums
Petros Klampanis - upright bass
Alexandros Arkadopoulos - clarinet (3)
Laura Robles - cajon (5)
Andreas Polyzogopoulos - trumpet (7)
Sebastian Studnitzky - trumpet (10)
Produced by Petros Klampanis
Co-produced by Ziv Ravitz
ROOFTOP STORIES (ΠΚmusic/2021)
Petros Klampanis - bass, voice, percussion, production
"In navigating his way through the pandemic of 2020, Klampanis found his light at the end of the tunnel in his magnificent bass manifesto, Rooftop Stories."
Recorded by George Kariotis, Sierra Studios, Athens
Mixed and Mastered by Petros Klampanis & George Kariotis
Design by Rédsky Art
Cover Photo by Apropos Images