Sokratis Votskos Quartet | Sketching The Unknown
"Sketching The Unknown" is a terrific name for an album, particularly for a deep modal jazz set that aims to draw maximum influence from "the folk and modal music of ancient Greece". We're not knowledgeable enough on Greek musical traditions to say whether or not saxophonist Sokratis Votskos and his quartet have successfully accomplished that aim, but we can confirm that "Sketching The Unknown" is superb. Brilliantly arranged, played and produced with surprises around every corner, it's one of the boldest and inventive jazz sets we've heard for some time. There's no fusion antics, sampled hip-hop beats or modern studio trickery, just five high quality jazz cuts that sound like they will last the test of time.
- A1 Almopian Etude
- A2 Quadrum Waltz
- B1 Sevenates
- B2 Syncopatient
- B3 Sketching The Unknown
|Genre:||Jazz, Folk, World, & Country|