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The Froth on the Day Dream -2017

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Boris Vian’s novel The Froth on the Daydream (L' Ecume des Jours) has given me rise to the composition of new and original music material, which blends late-romantic and impressionist harmonic development with a modern approach to the music production of today. The homonymous novel is an ode to Εxistentialism and the everlasting struggle of Ego against the masses who are always wrong. Chloe's illness, a water lily growing in her lungs, slowly and painfully kills her while the only way for her to heal is if she is surrounded by flowers. In a tender act of true love, Colin (Chloe's beloved) spends all his fortune in order to constantly provide her with flowers, until her very last moments. A Serenade to love and death, an absolute Suite with such a melodic flow, a contrast between the surreal and the actual existence. "A Prelude in minor key" as the writer said.
The surrealistic side of Vian's writing helped me approach the music by overlooking the traditional jazz form boundaries. Keeping up an excellent team of Greek Jazz musicians who contributed with their attitude and interstellar performance resulted in a beautiful journey of exploring new musical territories through interaction and improvisations

Stelios Chatzikaleas Quartet in its new formation consists of 4 exceptional musicians:
Kostas Yaxoglou: Piano,
Ntinos Manos: Doublebass
Christos Konstantinides: Drums
Stelios Chatzikaleas: Trumpet/ Compositions.
In the past the group headlined in Greece' leading Jazz Festivals like the Greek Jazz Panorama New Generation, Chatzikaleas' by himself participated in international acclaimed projects like the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra 2014.

The Froth on the Daydream features two special guests: Tasos Peltekis on the Electric Guitar & Irini Arabatzi smooths everything up with her ethereal voice.

Art credits to Vasilis Botoulas and Daisy Di Marzo

Recorded at Sierra Studios, Greece by George Karyotis
Mixed and Mastered at Rainbow Studio, Norway by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Stelios Chatzikaleas / Ankh Music
(p)&(c) by Ankh Music 2017
Artwork by Vasilis Botoulas and Daisy Serdari

Last modified on Friday, 07 April 2017 10:11

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