Alekos Vretos Quartet feat. Apostolis Sideris @ Afrikana Jazz Bar
13 Ierofanton str. Gkazi, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30-694-834-4181, +30-210-341-0445
After his personal debut album "Mergin" in 2009, oud soloist and composer Alekos Vretos embarked on a new journey through music he loves. Mixing and matching over the years with his various ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets), he found the musical balance he needed to record this intriguing new work. Arabic, Greek and Latin music elements served on a powerful jazz platter by a strong and colorful band.
This time around in Afrikana, Alekos will be featuring his dear friend and wonderful bass player Apostolis Sideris who currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.
"K on Top", his new album, is a statement of what musicians can do when they love playing music. The music is played with no blinders on and it explodes every time the improvisations and interactions are brought to a boiling point. Lyrical melodies and sharp harmonic paths deliver different feelings to the audience in every concert.
Alekos Vretos - oud
Dimitris Sevdalis - piano
Apostolis Sideris - bass
Dimitris Klonis - drums