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Bass Fairy Tales

by Various Artists

Dimitris Ikonomakis with Takis Kapogiannis & Sophia Mavrogenidou, Iraklis Vavatsikas, Tasos Fotiou, George Katsanos, Spyros Moschoutis, Xenofon Symvoulidis A Subways Music production
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Solo
Takis Kapogiannis
2:35 $0.99
2. Duet
Takis Kapogiannis & Dimitris Ikonomakis
4:19 $0.99
3. Trio
Takis Kapogiannis, Dimitris Ikonomakis & Sophia Mavrogenidou
6:20 $0.99
4. Quartet
Takis Kapogiannis, Dimitris Ikonomakis, Iraklis Vavatsikas & Tasos Fotiou
6:57 $0.99
5. Quintet
Takis Kapogiannis, Dimitris Ikonomakis, Sophia Mavrogenidou, Iraklis Vavatsikas & George Katsanos
8:24 $0.99
6. Sextet
Takis Kapogiannis, Dimitris Ikonomakis, Sophia Mavrogenidou, George Katsanos & Spyros Moschoutis
8:07 $0.99
7. Septet
Takis Kapogiannis, Dimitris Ikonomakis, Sophia Mavrogenidou, George Katsanos, Iraklis Vavatsikas, Spyros Moschoutis & Xenofon Symvoulidis
5:11 $0.99
8. Solo Pizz
Dimitris Ikonomakis
2:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
The "Bass Fairy Tales" album is the result of the three-year occupation of Dimitris Ikonomakis playing bass with a bow. His teacher, Takis Kapogiannis is the solo bass of the Athens State Orchestra.

It started as a joke in class: "Since there are not many fine pieces for double bass, I will write some," said the "student". The first work amazed the "teacher" and in a period of about two months "Bass Fairy Tales" was completed. With Kapogiannis playing with a bow and Ikonomakis playing pizzicato and classical guitar.

The "Bass Fairy Tales" tells eight stories highlighting the deep, husky, robust and whiny voice of the instrument.
The first story (Solo) is a lonely walk. In each new story added an interlocutor: Guitar (Duet), Flute (Trio), accordion, saxophone (Quartet), piano (Quintet), drums (Sextet). The group ends with the coming of the oboe (Septet) in an unexpected zeimbekiko to close with a solitary account (Solo pizz.).

The "Bass Fairy Tales" enriches literature on the double bass. But this is not a work written only for double bass. The bass converse on equal terms with the other instruments solely driven music completeness.

The "Bass Fairy Tales" moves in the wider space of jazz, regarding the harmonic perception, improvisation and rhythmic sense, but also "talking" to Bach, Debussy, Segovia & Piazzolla. It is dipped in a lyrical Mediterranean romance.

The "Bass Fairy Tales" is an ensembles disk. The talented musicians, are members of the band “Apodrasi” . With the participation of new friends, they gave a different atmosphere and color to the original idea. The improvisations are a real "composition inside the composition".

Dimitris Ikonomakis (Composer, Pizz Double Bass, Classical Guitar) with Takis Kapogiannis (Arco Double Bass)
& Sophia Mavrogenidou (Flute), Iraklis Vavatsikas (Accordina, Accordion), Tasos Fotiou (Soprano Sax), George Katsanos (Piano, Vibrandoneon), Spyros Moschoutis (Drums), Xenofon Symvoulidis (Oboe)

Recorded on May 2011 at Subway Studios by Yiannis Paxevanis with the help of Vangelis Sapounas.
Mixing and mastering by Yiannis Paxevanis
Produced by Dimitris Ikonomakis

A Subways Music production



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