Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol​.​2

by Kyriakos Sfetsas

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about

TERANGA BEAT proudly presents Vol.2 of Kyriakos Sfetsas' 1976 "Greek Fusion Orchestra" project. Sfetsas' vision behind the formation of GFO, was to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of Greek traditional music. The result was a Progressive-Jazz Fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, performed by Athens' best musicians of the day.

Following the success of Vol.1, Vol.2 is a compilation of musical pieces Sfetsas recorded with the group right upon the completion of the Vol. 1 material. Vol.2 is still reflective of his ambition of bringing together progressive jazz and traditional music, but it does so in a different manner. Although the element of traditional music remains present, it does not provide the compositional foundation for the songs (e.g. most pieces are no longer based exclusively on traditional musical forms). More jazzy and more complex than Vol.1, Vol.2 has a darker feeling, presenting Sfetsas not only as a musical experimentalist, but also as a demanding and distinctive composer, who truly puts his musicians through the test.

The recordings on this album are previously unreleased and form only a small part of his overall body of work with the GFO. The music was originally recorded Stereo on Reel Tape with highest standards for the time, with the modern mastering process highlighting even more their original sound quality. The result is a truly impressive and pure audiophile album, even slightly better than Vol.1 on that regard.

The LP version of the album is a Deluxe Edition and comes with a high gloss laminated gatefold cover, a printed insert and a digital download code. The CD packaging is Digipak with Slipcase, including a booklet with photos and liner notes outlining the story of the band members.

credits

released May 24, 2019

Kyriakos Sfetsas - Composer, Director

Yannis Terezakis - Piano, Cembalo
Manthos Chalkias - Folk Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute
Yorgos Manikas - Tenor Sax, Flute
Nikos Tatsis - Guitar, Electric Lute
Yorgos Theodoridis - Bass
Dimitris Marinakis - Drums, Percussion

released May 25, 2018

Recorded by Yannis Sigletos in 1977

Mastering by Stephanos Konstantinidis at Fabrika Music Studio in Athens, Greece

Art work by Adamantios Kafetzis.

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