Tania Giannouli, piano
Andreas Polyzogopoulos, trumpet
Kyriakos Tapakis, oud
album presentation: In Fading Light (2020, Rattle)
Oud, trumpet and piano. It is a special combination, but also the success formula of the Greek pianist and composer Tania Giannouli, who was recently nominated for the prestigious German Jazz Award 2021. Bringing these instruments makes for beautiful textures, intriguing timbres and a strong emotional power. The trio's music is Giannouli's message of "hope, beauty and art" and moves between folk music and modern jazz, where Mediterranean and eastern influences are not uncommon.
There have been no joyful gatherings for a long time. The image fits the current sense of the times. Life can be hard for many of us. That is why we need hope, beauty and art, especially now. Tania Giannouli.
In Fading Light is again a very special album by the exceptionally talented Giannouli who, in the company of the equally richly talented Polyzogopoulos and Tapakis, manages to create the most beautiful musical landscapes. Written in Music