Tzifakis: Flamenco Odyssey

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8579112

Papagiannoulis, Giannis; Kapilidis, Nikos; Stathoulopoulos, Evangelos; Bukov, Evgeny; Bourazanis, Panagiotis; Tzifakis, Christos; Xenakis, Christos

Athens-born Christos Tzifakis has performed internationally as a solo classical guitarist and composed widely for solo guitar, flamenco-jazz groups and for the theatre. Flamenco Odyssey is one of his major works in which he allows the listener to experience flamenco from the vantage point of a traveler immersed in the timbres and flavors of both Eastern and Western cultures. The rhythms of the bulería, soleá and fandango offer intoxication as do improvisations on ancient Cretan songs. There are also darker, more melancholic impulses, while the festive nature of this wide-ranging and exhilarating work draws on blues-rock influences.

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