In 2017, I released a first album, Trails, with Anders Ulrich on bass and Simon Bernier on drums, in which we presented a repertoire of personal compositions and arrangements of traditional Greek songs, influenced by modern jazz from New York and the Middle East; a singular mix with heady lyricism.

I then returned to composition with enthusiasm to continue the work initiated with the first opus. With Insulary Tales, released in 2019, I engaged my writing in a series of compositions that evoke as many stories lived or imagined around the idea of insularity and the rigor of the natural elements that one undergoes there, the poetry of the landscapes of the Cyclades and the unusual encounters that one makes there. Added to this are arrangements of themes by the singer and composer of rebetiko Vassilis Tsitsanis, whose music has accompanied me since I discovered it.

Although the trio configuration is the foundation of my music, this second album was an opportunity to invite two musicians whose lyricism fascinates me and for whom I wrote some of the tracks on the album: Federico Casagrande on guitar and Andreas Polyzogopoulos on trumpet and flugelhorn.

2021 marks the arrival of Gabriel Midon on double bass.


Antoine Karacostas - piano
Gabriel Midon - double bass
Simon Bernier - drums


A pure melodic and rhythmic jewel.

FIP, jazz album of the week

A very melodic record, very endearing, graceful from start to finish.

Jazz Magazine « Revelation »

The talented pianist and composer Antoine Karacostas presents at the New Morning his second album, Insulary Tales, which sees him asserting his melodic qualities until he reaches a form of romanticism where he seems to blossom fully.

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