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Andreas Polyzogopoulos                                                                            Anicca project

Andreas Popyzogopoulos trumpet, electronics, flugelhorn

Kostis Christodoulou Rhodes electric piano, synths
Antonis Maratos electric bass
Alexandros – Drakos - Ktistakis drums, percussion

            Anicca is the third solo album by trumpeter and composer Andreas Polyzogopoulos.
The source of the artist's inspiration is Anicca, the sense of impermanence. "This is, I think, the album’s spirit. Transformation through profound exploration " he says.

            Andreas Polyzogopoulos is of the very rare breed of musicians who seem to have an almost inexplicably developed maturity since their beginning. He has excellent musical studies but most important are the aesthetic directions and the eclecticism in the orientation of his music that led him there. Also his furious restlessness and constant pursuit in many interesting and advanced fronts of  contemporary music. Evidently his artistic goal is the quest for the essence, not a superficial sensationalism.
Certainly the album Anicca is based equally on the huge experience that Andreas has obtained through his journey as a musician, and also on the interplay between him and the other musicians, while seeking the “unconditional sound”.   Andreas founded his quartet in 2006, while studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Two years later, his first solo cd,  Perfumed Dreams, was recorded. This well acclaimed album   was  awarded with the first prize of the contest Motives for jazz in Belgium. While extensively touring and presenting the album in Greece, Belgium and the Netherlands, Andreas started experimenting with electronics. He finally found his own voice in conjunction with the inspiration he derived from Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Paolo Fresu and Nils Petter Molvær.

            In 2012 Heart of the Sun was released , a tribute to his favorite rock band, Pink Floyd. In this album he consciously tries to be as loyal as possible to the original melodies and harmonies . The CD received excellent reviews from Greek and foreign journals and the quartet toured in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Dresden, Berlin and many other cities.

            The timbre of Anthonis Maratos' electric bass, the musicality of Kostis Christodoulou on keyboards and Alexander - Drakos Ktistakis on drums and percussion, are new and exquisite elements that Anicca introduces to us.

            The album contains eight groundbreaking compositions. In these musical pieces one can sense an intense Mediterranean perfume, creatively mixed with some rock harmonies , together with some allusions to Pink Floyd. In its entirety, the work is dominated, of course, by a delightful new jazz idiom that articulates its idiosyncratic expression, whether to convey  melancholy (Barbas, Not Even, Sigh for you), or the quiet flow of a deep and inner reflection (Anicca), or  concern and  joy (Volcano in the Sea, Pont Luis Blanc, Vigla, Apagio).