His performance is intelligent and bright with virtuosic flashes...
Bay-area music veteran George Cotsirilos, known for his work as a sideman and his recordings with the all-star "San Francisco Nighthawks," steps out alone on this, his debut solo album. Taking a cue from, and continuing in the tradition of, guitar greats Charlie Byrd, Gene Bertoncini, Lenny Breau and several others, Cotsirilos performs on the nylon string classical guitar, adding new depth to jazz classics in this sophisticated and elegant exploration. Silenciosa is a warm & intimate look at fourteen great standards.
1. My Romance (4:01)
2. Blame It On My Youth (2:37)
3. Just Friends (2:34)
4. My Foolish Heart (3:04)
5. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (3:32)
6. Silenciosa (3:31)
7. Everything Happens To Me (4:39)
8. On Green Dolphin Street (2:54)
9. I Do It For Your Love (2:45)
10. Young And Foolish (4:13)
11. Here's That Rainy Day (3:10)
12. I Should Care (2:29)
13. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men (2:47)
14. Some Other Time (2:51)
George Cotsirilos - classical guitar
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
April 4 & 25, 2003
Engineer: David Luke
Cover drawing: Teresa Maria Cotsirilos
Photography: Maria Baird
Flower photo: Todd Bishop
Layout & design: John Bishop/OriginArts
All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
Silenciosa is the solo debut album from San Francisco sideman George Cotsirilos. He opts to use the classical guitar with nylon strings here a la Charlie Byrd to give the album a nice dimension of warmth throughout. The set is taken up entirely by standards, which actually ends up suiting the performance quite well, combining familiar sounds with t ...
All About Jazz (C. Michael Bailey)
Silenciosa is a superb solo guitar recital by Joe Pass-Charlie Byrd devotee and Bay-Area veteran George Cotsirilos. Despite the title, this is not a Latin-oriented jazz recording. Mr. Cotsirilos basically very ably performs the Great American Songbook and a classical nylon string guitar. His performance is intelligent and bright with virtuosic flas ...