Christos Asonitis Quintet

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Christos Asonitis Quintet Short Info

The drummer Christos Asonitis, born in Athens in 1974, after years of active presence in the Greek jazz scene, lives and creates in Munich since 2012. With "An Ode To The Light", which is released by Timezone Records, he presents his own compositions and arrangements for the first time as a bandleader.
Along with Bastien Rieser, a promising young trumpeter, the Hungarian Mark Pusker with the warm and brilliant sound of his saxophone, the multi creative pianist Maruan Sakas as well as the sought-after bassist Lorenz Heigenhuber.
The listeners experience an electrifying symbiosis of modern jazz and elements inspired by the composer's personal experiences as well as by historical and mythological events of his homeland. The spectrum ranges from lyrical-melodic moods with fine Greek folkloric elements, polyphonic sound images up to rousing rhythms, which form a virtuosic tension.

”Christos Asonitis is such an ingenious and unobtrusive, highly cultured and exuberant drummer, who gives the small set a great abundance of nuances without slipping into routine mechanics.” (The New Listener, May 2016)

“Everything on “An Ode to the Light” refers to quality. A dense and impenetrable jazz, built of exceptional virtuosity and exquisite use of any space. At the same time, a transparent jazz, open to different explanation by the listener, vulnerable to feelings and generous in images.”
(Antonis Kalamoutsos, Against the silence, January 2018)
 
“Christos Asonitis in his debut album “An Ode to the Light” as a bandleader did a serious job. He made an album with his own distinctive sound, without the unnecessary repetitions and babbling.  A job that exudes experience, professionalism and high skill. To the end product contributed of course the smart selection of the young musicians who were willing (as it turned out) to support Christos’ vision with their talent. Finally, let’s not underestimate all the hidden work that has been done. From the recording, the mix and all the work of the background to the elaborate and sleek design of the cover.”
(Vasilis Lioris, Moonshine Radio – Jazz On The Web, February 2018)

“In the foreground of this album is the community, the humanity and the interaction. Of course, the variety of rhythms testifies to the fact that Asonitis thinks from percussion, fusing the influences of its Greek homeland with others, especially from the Caribbean, and no less, of course, proves to be a gifted melodic.”
(Oliver Fraenzke – The New Listener, March 2018)

The drummer Christos Asonitis, born in Athens in 1974, after years of active presence in the Greek jazz scene, lives and creates in Munich since 2012. With "An Ode To The Light", which is released by Timezone Records, he presents his own compositions and arrangements for the first time as a bandleader.
Along with Bastien Rieser, a promising young trumpeter, the Hungarian Mark Pusker with the warm and brilliant sound of his saxophone, the multi creative pianist Maruan Sakas as well as the sought-after bassist Lorenz Heigenhuber.
The listeners experience an electrifying symbiosis of modern jazz and elements inspired by the composer's perso...

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Christos Asonitis Quintet on Tour

  • 10 | 11 | 2018 Kontrapunkt Klavierwerkstatt/ Munich Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 06 | 12 | 2018 b-flat Jazz Club/ Berlin Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 09 | 12 | 2018 Schloss Seefeld/ Seefeld Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 12 | 05 | 2019 Ars Musica/ Munich Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 13 | 05 | 2019 Jazz Club Abensberg e.V./ Abensberg Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 22 | 11 | 2019 Jazzstudio Nürnberg/ Nuremberg Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 24 | 11 | 2019 Kulturzentrum E-Werk/Erlangen Christos Asonitis Quintet

Past Gigs Christos Asonitis Quintet

  • 09 | 2018 Jazz Club Hirsch/ Moosburg Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 07 | 2018 37th Bavaria Jazz Weekend/ Regensburg Christos Asonitis Quintet
  • 02 | 2018 Pasinger Fabrik/ Munich Christos Asonitis Quintet - CD Release Concert

Discography Christos Asonitis Quintet

  • 2018 An Ode to the Light Album | Timezone Records

Media

  • Video Christos Asonitis - "An Ode...
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  • Sound Fos (An Ode To The Light)
  • Sound December
  • Sound Ta Matoklada Sou Laboun
  • Sound Ancient Dance 490 B.C.
  • Sound Blue And Gray
  • Sound Color En El Oscuro
  • Sound Second Day

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Origin

  • Munich DE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Christos Asonitis Drums, Composition
  • Christian Eberhard Trumpet
  • Mark Pusker Alto Saxophone
  • Maruan Sakas Piano
  • Lorenz Heigenhuber Double Bass