Ships and Shepherds
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"Ships and Shepherds"

DOUBLE CD    SLAMCD 582   BARCODE 5028386701729

 

 

Alex Maguire and Nikolas Skordas Duo

Alex Maguire: piano, Nikolas Skordas: tenor and soprano saxophones, gaida (bagpipe), tarogato, flutes, bells, whistles. Special guests: Don Stavrinos: trumpet, flugelhorn & Stathis Diamantidis: double bass.

 

The Maguire/Skordas duo came out of a chance meeting at a gig when Alex was playing in Athens, April 2016. Later the same year Alex returned to Greece to explore possibilities of the duo; this CD, recorded live in Athens, is testament to its success.

 

Alex describes it: "Songs of the land and the sea, journeys from afar and journeys within are the themes of 'Ships and Shepherds', the debut recording of the Alex Maguire-Nikolas Skordas duo. From Odysseus, the archetypal "man of twists and turns", to the immovable monasteries and hermitages of Greek orthodoxy, a new voice emerges where ancient melodies and instruments join contemporary improvisatory models to forge a modern spiritual music which touches both the heart and mind." 


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Ships and Shepherds

Alex Maguire and Nikolas Skordas Duo

Alex Maguire: piano

Nikolas Skordas: tenor and soprano saxophones, gaida (bagpipe) , tarogato, flutes, bells, whistles

Special guests: Don Stavrinos: trumpet, flugelhorn & Stathis Diamantidis: double bass

 

DISC 1

01        ANCHORITES         04:36   ALEX PIANO /NIKOLAS GAIDA MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

02        COSMIC SOURCES 10:38   ALEX PIANO/ NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX          SKORDAS

03        WILD FLOWER (BASED ON THE TRADITIONAL GREEK MELODY MARADOS)           08:15            ALEX PIANO /NIKOLAS TENOR SAX   MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

04        PORTRAIT OF A SAINT     02:15   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX            MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

05        POLIPHEMOS          06:27   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

06        ATHOS           04:10   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

07        TWILIGHT AT VATOPEDI 08:03   SOLO PIANO            MAGUIRE

 

DISC 2

08        ACROTERION          03:35   SOLO SOPRANO SAX        SKORDAS

09        PATHWAY    08:27   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           SKORDAS

10        LABYRINTH            11:17   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX/DON STAVRINOS (TRUMPET & FLUGELHORN)/STATHIS DIAMANTIDIS (DOUBLE BASS)

             SKORDAS

11         LOGISMS OF MIND..        06:46   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           SKORDAS

12        THREE FINGERS     07:42   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

13        OLYMPOS     05:57   ALEX PIANO/NIKOLAS SOPRANO SAX           MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

14        SHIPS AND SHEPHERDS  04:12   ALEX PIANO //NIKOLAS TENOR SAX, WHISTLES ,GAIDA,BELLS        MAGUIRE/SKORDAS

                                               

                                               

 

TOTAL TIME =  01:43:06

 

RECORDING DETAILS:

Recorded live on 22 & 23 November 2016 at Lizard Sound, Athens, Greece by

Recorded by Dimitris Karpouzas    Assistant engineering :Giannis Gargalakos

Mixed and mastered by Konstantinos Fragkopoulos 12/01/2017  at Shellac Studios , Thessaloniki, GREECE



 
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