"A formidable player and composer" - JazzTimes
On Chroma, Petros Klampanis' third album as a leader, the bassist/composer explores the colors of human character, inspired by world events and personal experience. Chroma (the Greek word for “color”) masterfully employs a full spectrum of sonic colors to paint an introspective and emotionally daring artistic statement. His first large ensemble project melds the animated expressions of the composer’s jazz quintet (piano, bass, drums, guitar and percussion) complemented by lush, classically-arranged strings to create a near symphonic work of modern jazz.
Bass player, composer, arranger from the NYC contemporary jazz scene has performed alongside some of the city’s renowned jazz musicians: saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, and drummer Ari Hoenig
In addition to his extensive list of appearances in USA, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany
Features Gilad Hekselman & Shai Maestro, two band-leaders that built a strong fanbase internationally.
A full complement of video content accompanies the album, including multiple teasers and beautifully shot performance videos of every track on the album
Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. To pursue his musical passions, he dropped out of the Polytechnic School in Athens and in 2005 he began his double bass performance studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2008, he completed his formal studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.
Since his relocation to New York City, Klampanis has performed alongside some of the city’s renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, and drummer Ari Hoenig. In addition to his extensive list of appearances in USA, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany.
His relationship with Greg Osby led to the release of his début album, Contextual, on the saxophonist’s Inner Circle Music label. The album was praised by acclaimed bassist Arild Andersen as “one of the most exciting projects I have heard from a bass player in years.” Klampanis has received equal praise for his playing and composing. Fellow bassist Drew Gress notes his “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.” In 2012, Klampanis was invited by the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra for a series of concerts throughout Latvia. His arrangement of the Greek folk song “Thalassaki” was recently performed by the Greek Public Symphonic Orchestra in Athens, with whom Klampanis performed in 2013. Hes was recently voted as the “Best Artist of 2015” on jazzonline.gr.
2. Tough Decisions
3. Little Blue Sun
4. Cosmic Patience (Introduction)
5. Cosmic Patience
7. Shakes of Magenta
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