bass: Manos Loutas guitar: Apostolos Leventopoulos keyboards, rhodes: Costis Christodoulou drums: Vassilis Podaras sax, composer: Yiannis Kassetas mixed and remastered by: Dimitris Karpouzas (Lizard Sound Studios) cameras: Kostas Davelas, Niki Malliotaki, Athina Souli, Stavros Symeonidis editing: Stavros Symeonidis coloring: Athina Souli
After the amazing "Jungle of Illusion" Yiannis gives us another piece of his great talent with his new album 'East n'Blues" recorded in New York. The musicians performing with Yiannis in this new album are trully first rate New York based Jazz musicians. Ullysses Owens, the drummer is a Grammy award winner and internationally acclaimed musician who plays with giants like Christian McBride and Wynton Marsalis. Another star musicians as Adam Birnbaum on the piano and Tatum Greenblatt on the trumpet. They both perform with giants like Al Foster , Greg Osby (Adam) and Mingus Big Band , Richard Bonna (Tattum). Apostolos Sideris, on the the bass is a New York based musician from Greece and a good friend who has played with amazing players also such as Vincent Herring , Miles Griffith , Leo Genovese etc. Miles Griffith, vocals, is a guest on the cd. He is one of the most interesting vocalists of his generation and he has a personal approach in improvisation that led him into collaborating with Wynton Marsalis and other giants of Jazz. Last but not least Antonis Andreou on the trombone is a guest in two compositions.
Last April, Yiannis Kassetas visited Puerto Rico to participate in the project Moving Sound, alongside Puerto Rican dancer and choreographer Ana Colberg and fellow Greek musician, Director and concept creator of Moving Sound, Dimitris Karalis. In this interview Yiannis talks to Wilbert Sostre about his carrer as well as the Moving Sound concept…READ MORE
From the upcoming cd "East N Blues". By Yiannis Kassetas New York Sessions. With:Ulysses Owens Jr. , Adam Birnbaum ,Tatum Greenblatt,Apostolos Sideris and Miles Griffith. Composed ,arranged and Produced by Yiannis Kassetas.
"Jungle of Illusions", Kassetas - Spanos Group (2011)
"Lyrical,authentic,inspirational", Athinorama magazine
"Untamed music that charms you with its power of freedom..", Θανος Ματζανας,Αυγη
"Funkabyss", Yiannis Kassetas and The Funk Wizards (2009)
"Best cd of the year!": Sonic magazine
"Simply inspiring.An amazing composer" Difono magazine
"The Truth About The Aliens Invasion in Egypt", Yiannis Kassetas and The Funk Wizards (2007)
"Best Greek Jazz Funk Ever..." Ethnos News
"Pure Jazz Funk with a personal touch. Reminds me of Freddie Hubbards works" Jazz & Jazz magazine