Vassilis Rakopoulos trio – Aegean jazz project 2017
A particularly atmospheric concert, close to the Cycladic melodic and rhythmic lines, yet with a synchronized and modern look, that creates fertile ground for bright and creative improvisations. The on-stage-dialogue between Harris Lambrakis (ney), Angelos Polyhronou (drums) and Vassilis Rakopoulos (classic guitar) is open and targets an authentic communication with the audience. It is an effort of experimental ethos, which is related to what is described as “intuitive music”. This appears both in the original compositions, which bear the mark of Cycladic plainness, and in the trio’s approach to and interpretation of music, i.e. an emancipation from established stylistic patterns, creating sounds that remind of Cycladic light.