...intelligent and bright with virtuosic flashes.
As a follow up to his 2003 solo guitar release Silencioso, San Francisco's George Cotsirilos teams with his Bay-area trio for an alternately swinging and introspective set of standards and originals. A former co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks with drummer Eddie Marshall, Cotsirilos has been a fixture of the Bay-area scene for many years.
1. ON THE REBOP 5:12
2. I'M OLD FASHIONED 6:40
3. GALE 4:27
4. SIDE POCKET 6:06
5. NEVER SAY NEVER 6:28
6. ANTHROPOLOGY 5:25
7. KOKOMO 5:16
8. THE NEARNESS OF YOU 7:15
9. NEO FINKOID 5:04
Produced by George Cotsirilos
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Engineered & mastered by David Luke
George Cotsirilos photo by Billy Douglas
Photography by Ben Renard-Wiart, Mike Pluth
Design and layout by John Bishop
The Davis Enterprise (Ric Bang)
George Cotsirilos is relatively unknown outside the San Francisco jazz community. He plays guitar beautifully, with great phrasing and a genuine jazz feel. "On the Rebop" features Cotsirilos' trio, which includes Robb Fisher (acoustic bass) and Ron Marabuto (drums). These two musicians also work primarily around the Bay Area, and actually are be ...
Jazz Review (Veronica Timpanelli )
George Cotsirilos, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years, and best known for his work as a sideman, has performed with a wide array of artists such as Etta James, Bill ...
WKAR-FM (Doug Collar)
Recently while digging into a Danish and having a coffee at a Panera, I caught a hard grooving Wes Montgomery tune over the sound system. That is the same vibe I get from George Cotsirilos. "On the Rebop" is straight ahead and the real thing. When somebody asks me whatever happened to Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel, I'll be telling them to pick up on ...
All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
Guitarist George Cotsirilos picks up the rest of his trio for his sophomore album. The sound is somewhat what one would expect from a journeyman of Cotsirilos' experience, with slight influences from blues, pop, avant-garde jazz, classical, and Latin music. However, the music takes a direction all his own, tackling a mix of originals and classics. ...