George Cotsirilos Quartet


Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552220124
Catnr: OA2 22201
Release date: 11 November 2022
1 CD
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€ 19.95
OA2 Records
Catalogue number
OA2 22201
Release date
11 November 2022

About the album

A central figure in San Francisco's jazz scene for decades, Chicago-bred guitarist George Cotsirilos follows up his lauded 2018 quartet release, Mostly in Blue, with a solidly swinging collection of new originals. With the many years spent performing together & backing the likes of Cal Tjader, Tommy Flanagan, Art Pepper, or Carmen McRae, Cotsirilos, pianist Keith Saunders, bassist Robb Fisher and drummer Ron Marabuto share an effortless, sophisticated rapport. "This is unapologetically straight-ahead jazz that nevertheless feels fresh and new..." - CD Hot List
Der aus Chicago stammende Gitarrist George Cotsirilos, seit Jahrzehnten eine zentrale Figur in der Jazzszene San Franciscos, legt nach seiner hochgelobten Quartett-Veröffentlichung Mostly in Blue aus dem Jahr 2018 eine solide, swingende Sammlung neuer Eigenkompositionen vor. Cotsirilos, der Pianist Keith Saunders, der Bassist Robb Fisher und der Schlagzeuger Ron Marabuto haben viele Jahre damit verbracht, gemeinsam aufzutreten und Musiker wie Cal Tjader, Tommy Flanagan, Art Pepper oder Carmen McRae zu unterstützen. "Das ist unverfälschter, geradliniger Jazz, der sich dennoch frisch und neu anfühlt..." - CD-Hotlist


Originally from Chicago, George Cotsirilos has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years and has performed with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders and Mark Levine to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, Bill Evans bassist Chuck Israels, and the jazz/soul vocal group, The Whispers. In addition to working as an accompanist, he was co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks which included legendary drummer Eddie Marshall, Bobby McFerrin pianist Paul Nagel, and former Cal Tjader bassist Robb Fisher. The group recorded for Monarch Records and performed at various venues, including the Monterey Jazz Festival. The George Cotsirilos Trio’s most recent CD, Variations, received excellent notices, made it well into the top 100 CDs on the jazz radio charts and was chosen by erstwhile Washington Post jazz critic and Jazztimes editor, Royal Stokes, as one of the most notable jazz instrumental CD’s of 2013. Variations’ immediate predecessor, Past Present, also was released to laudatory reviews and broke into the top 40 jazz albums nationwide. In May of 2011, as part of the Bay Area Jazz Archive Series, Jazz School Records released Seems To Be by the George Cotsirilos Quartet, featuring Eddie Marshall on drums, Paul Nagel on piano and Robb Fisher on bass. Cotsirilos’s well-received solo CD, Silenciosa, released on OA2/Origin Records, is a compilation of jazz tunes performed on solo classical guitar. Cotsirilos graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, studied jazz with esteemed musician/educator Warren Nunes, and studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.



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