ANTOINE KARACOSTAS TRIO

"Trails" is my first album as a leader. Accompanied by Simon Bernier on drums and Anders Ulrich on double bass since the band's debut in 2014, we have taken the time to let our repertoire mature in order to offer with this record a cohesion as musical as it is human. Inviting for the occasion Cybèle Castoriadis and Pierre Bernier on three tracks, the group offers a singular jazz with a heady lyricism, subtly mixing the influences of modern jazz from New York and the Middle East with those of traditional Greek music... Our first album was released in January 2017 on Parallel Records. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Line-up

Antoine Karacostas - piano
Anders Ulrich - double bass
Simon Bernier - drums

VIDEOS

Between breathless swing races and finely crafted lyrical strolls, pianist Antoine Karacostas' debut album has its roots in jazz, Middle Eastern and Greek music.

FIP, jazz album of the week

Greece inspires Antoine Karacostas, it leads him towards his ambiguous scales and breathes into his music his light like no other. […] The pianist finds here a way that adorns his first album with singular sparkling singulars.

Les Inrocks "10 French jazz albums to listen to in 2017"

On his album "Trails", Antoine Karacostas invents, by mixing the Greek music of his origins and the language of contemporary jazz, a truly unique voice. It rediscovers the deep melodic content, rhythms and refined soul of this tradition and makes it new! Hotly recommended!

Jonathan Kreisberg, guitarist and composer