Kostis Christodoulou grew up in Sparta, where he started to be interested in music
learning rembetika, playing classical piano and participating in local rock groups.
In 2001, in Athens, he made his first contact with Jazz, studying next to Stavros
Lantsias. As a student of the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University,
took lessons with George Kontrafouris, Dimitris Kalantzis and Dimos
Dimitriadis. In 2007 to 2008 he lived in Helsinki, Finland, where he studied piano
next to Jarmo Svolainen. Since 2008, when he settled permanently in Athens, he
has collaborated with the top artists in the Greek jazz scene, while, at the same
time, he is a permanent collaborator of the songwriter Foivos Delivorias. In 2012 he
released his first personal album «To Pragma».
Eight years after the first, self-titled release, the new Pragma’s LP features original
compositions that, while based on swing and blues traditions (Charles Mingus and
Duke Ellington), blends with modal sounds (Sun Ra and John Coltrane) and
creates a meditational effect. This route, from New Orleans’ boogie-woogie to Far
Eastern tea ceremonies, is basically a creative pursuit for happiness for both
musicians and listeners.
Manos Theodosakis, trumpet
Dimitris Tsakas, alto saxophone
Takis Paterelis, tenor saxophone/flute
Kostas Konstantinou, contrabass
Serafim Bellos, drums
TO PRAGMA (THE THING) - Year of the thing LP
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