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Vassilis Tsabropoulos
Anja Lechner
U. T. Gandhi
Melos

Vassilis Tsabropoulos piano
Anja Lechner violoncello
U. T. Gandhi percussion
 
Melos
Song Of Prosperity I
Tibetan Dance
Gift Of Dreams
Reflections
Simplicity
Song Of Gratitude
Song Of Prosperity II
Sayyid Dance
Promenade
Reflections And Shadows
Reading From A Sacred Book
Vocalise
Evocation
In Memory

Recorded June 2007
ECM 2048
 
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“Melos” is the eagerly-awaited sequel to Anja Lechner’s and Vassilis Tsabropoulos’ album „Chants, Hymns and Dances“, issued in autumn 2004 to much critical and public acclaim. The focus there was on traditional Greek-Byzantine hymns and on melodies by the legendary spiritual mentor Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, newly arranged by Lechner and Tsabropoulos. Gurdjieff is also included on “Melos” but the emphasis has shifted to compositions by Tsabropoulos which recreate the traditional spirit in a modern albeit still highly melodious way. Their gentle musical flow is most varied, especially when the melodies open up in large improvisational sections. The two musicians, both of them accomplished soloists in classical music, are joined now by Italian jazz drummer and percussionist U.T. Gandhi who adds new colours and subtle pulsations.

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