Barrow River Arts Festival - Songs from the Mediterranean
Songs from the Mediterranean
Savina Yannatou - voice
Francesco Turrisi – piano
Barry Guy – bass
A Trio that shares a common love of early music, interwoven with their collective years of experience working in jazz and other ethnic circlesto create a compelling trio combination.
Savina Yannatou comes from a rich tradition of Greek & Mediterranean folk music and is regarded as one of the most respected interpreters of Greek music. This is juxtaposed by her extensive explorations in jazz and avant-garde music in addition to her output as a celebrated ECM artist.
“Dark-toned but ambrosial, highly disciplined yet seemingly bursting with a soul of pure flame, the rather staggering Athens-born singer Savina Yannatou is a virtuosic chameleon adept at an extensive range of vocal tradition…..” John Payne, L.A. Weekly
Barry Guy has been at the forefront of free improvisation since the mid 1970’s. He has an extensive and influential body of work that encompasses large ensembles, solo expositions and intimate duo and trio work.
Francesco Turrisi has been defined as a “musical alchemist” and a “musical polyglot” by the press. He is equally at home on percussion as well as piano and accordion and has collaborated extensively with artists from jazz, world and early music fields.
Published on 31 March 2017