Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Dual Nature by Giorgos Tabakis and Rebecca Trescher, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
The Greek guitarist Giorgos Tabakis and the German clarinetist Rebecca Trescher join their common quest for music in an international duo with it’s own distinct language and expressiveness. Having the multicultural collaboration as a basis, the two musicians are performing original compositions for clarinet / bass clarinet and 7 string guitar with innovative themes and improvisations combining contemporary classical music and european jazz with Greek folk elements and “led to be guided” by the inner language of creative music in an effortless music result.
Giorgos Tabakis is an Athens based guitarist, composer and band leader. He is one of the most productive and innovative musicians of his generation in the European jazz area. “Godin Guitars” endorsed him in 2015 with its first 7string guitar model, Multiac 7string guitar Grand Concert. Since then he has recorded 7 personal CDs for solo 7 string guitar and small ensembles with some of the most important musicians of the jazz and creative music scene. Giorgos is in a continuous search for different guitar approaches and ways of expressiveness through his work on 6, 7 and 8 string guitars.His interest in the spectrum of creative contemporary music led him to compose and perform live in venues and festivals music for contemporary dance, theatrical plays, documentary, silent movie, action painting projects etc.
becca Trescher (born 1986 in Tubingen) is a German based freelance clarinetist, composer, bandleader and conductor. She is one of the most interesting visionary of theEuropean jazz scene, especially with her ENSEMBLE 11. In January 2019 she will produceher fifth album as a leader with the Bavarian broadcast station. Rebecca received many prizes and scholarships (e.g. Artist in residence in Paris, Cité internationale des arts,Bavarian state award of arts 2017). Furthermore, she composed for a 120-minute silent movie (October, Sergei Eisenstein), commissioned by the city of Nuremberg. At the moment she is composing for the Siemens Symphonic Orchestra Erlangen. She has a Master of Music degree in Jazz clarinet and composition. She is a member of different small ensembles and is looking forward to the new duo project with the guitarist Giorgos Tabakis, a new inspiration and exchange of musical languages, between contemporary classical music and jazz.
released June 15, 2020
Recorded live 18 & 19 of April 2019
All tracks composed by Giorgos Tabakis except “Moon Elegy” (Rebecca Trescher)
Mix & master Giotis Paraskevaidis
Produced by Giorgos Tabakis
Cover photo Anna Kypreou
Artwork Stelios Nanos