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Apostolos Sideris

 Σummation is an album recorded by bassist and composer Apostolos Sideris and scheduled to be released before the end of the summer by Freshsound Records in Barcelona. The basis of the instrumentation consists of Apostolos on the acoustic bass, Argentinian pianist Leo Genovese and fellow Greek drummer Dimitris Klonis.


 The album is a representation of Mr. Sideris musical world, with a number of artistic influences. His compositions are a mix of Modern Jazz with Greek and Middle Eastern sounds that he has combined in order to create a uniquely eclectic aesthetic and style. In the recording there are also some special guests, specifically Andrea Romani on the ney flute, Giannis Poulios on the violin, as well as Yiannis Moutsakis and Christos Sagient on various percussion.


 Σummation signifies the synthesis of the various musical sides of the composer, created through his numerous collaborations with leading Jazz artists as well as renowned musicians from Greece, the Middle East and Latin America.

Apostolos' interest in various folk idioms can be heard throughout this album although often hidden behind the traditional jazz sound of the piano trio and the personal filter of the artist, helping him create the summation of all these elements in order to express his own musical statement.