The Yiorgos Fakanas Group featuring Guthrie Govan

SABATO 24 OTTOBRE 2020
ORE 21:00

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SABATO
24 OTTOBRE 2020 
ore 21

AUDITORIUM GAZZOLI
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INTERO € 25,00
RIDOTTO € 21,00

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YIORGOS FAKANAS • basso
GUTHRIE GOVAN • chitarra
DIMITRI SEVDALIS • tastiere
MENIOS PASIALIS • batteria

The Yiorgos Fakanas Group’s European tour, with Guthrie Govan as special guest, this year will visit the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Greece, Israel and Italy as well. The only date in our country will be in the town of Spoleto, for the Spoleto Jazz Season, thanks to Visioninmusica. Fakanas, the group leader, is regarded as the best Greek bass player and as one of the most important performers of jazz fusion. His musical production includes compositions for cinema and theatre, pieces for every kind of orchestras and bands, from soloists to symphonic orchestras. He has released eleven albums and has taken part to a great number of recording sessions, with notable jazz names: Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson, Brett Garsed, Bireli Lagrene, Eric Marienthal, Alex Acuña, Horacio Hernández, Greg Howe and Lenny White.

Guthrie Govan is known to guitar players around the world. His album Erotic Cakes (2006) immediately became a “classic”. In addition to being a virtuoso of the instrument, he is also an excellent teacher: he holds masterclasses all over the world. He has appeared on many important magazine covers, like Guitar Player Magazine (2011), Guitar World Magazine (2015), Premier Guitar Magazine (2019). Govan has a key role in several projects : ASIA, The Aristocrats, and the ones with Steven Wilson and Hans Zimmer.

Govan’s talent – in conducting the melodic line of his pieces and in his powerful solos – is perfectly in line with Fakanas’ compositional dynamism. Menios Pasoalis’ percussion and Dimitri Sevdalis’ drums complete the sound frame. The musicality of the quartet is immediate and enthralling. Each performance involves the audience note by note; the live album The nest (live in Athens), 2019 is, according to the audience and the critics, clear evidence.