The Wonderfall Quartet
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“Voices like Irini’s, proposing an open and contemporary version of jazz singing, are extremely rare.” — NIKOS FOTAKIS - KATHIMERINI NEWSPAPER - MAY 17, 2014
“Irini has set very high standards for singing with her performance in Horizon album.” — GEORGE KONTRAFOURIS - JAZZ PIANIST, ACADEMIC
“...Irini Konstantinidi has achieved a very personal style with her lyrical, expressive, impressively crystal and accurate voice. ...listen to the dark, attractively melodic and musically complete “HORIZON”. A mature and stylish album.” — DIMITRIS TRIKAS - POPAGANDA - JANUARY 3, 2015
“One of the most loved albums of 2014. With a more personal style and their compositions developing into songs, they achieve their own style and sound.” — MAKIS MILATOS - ATHENS VOICE - JANUARY 18, 2015
“The Wonderfall Quartet, a jazz group with a clear and complete aesthetic suggestion. Their sound is a lyrical approach to contemporary jazz in direct dialogue with what’s the case today in the European scene and especially the Scandinavian one. The Wonderfall Quartet have nothing less than the best of their European colleagues. On the contrary, the fact that they write songs mostly, instead of instrumental compositions, differentiates them significantly from the average, as even in an international level, voices proposing an open and contemporary version of jazz singing, are extremely rare.” — NIKOS FOTAKIS - KATHIMERINI NEWSPAPER - MAY 17, 2014
“One of the most fascinating albums of 2014. ...this quartet delivers an array of wonderful sound landscapes in this second album, which is full of lyricism and romance.” — PANAGIOTIS STATHOPOULOS - POPAGANDA - JANUARY 14, 2015
HORIZON is the second album of The Wonderfall Quartet and contains 10 original songs (music by drummer Thanos Hatzianagnosotu and lyrics by jazz vocalist Irini Konstantinidi). It has been awarded as the Best Greek Jazz Album of 2014.
Horizon draws the line between the earth and the sky. It symbolizes the boundaries between the fall and the uprising.
In this "concept" second album we perform a deep fall inwards, only to emerge in a higher level of cosmic consciousness. The essence of this album sums up to the acceptance that the time of humanity as we know it, is running out quickly unless we realize that life is just a slender string and try to make it worth living.
A single glance at the horizon is a reminder of our insignificance within the vast universe, setting things into proportion.
Released on April 15, 2014
Irini Konstantinidi: vocals, lyrics | Yiannis Papadopoulos: piano | Konstantinos Manos: upright bass | Thanos Hatzianagnostou: drums, compositions |
HORIZON was recorded on November 29 & 30, 2013 at Sierra studio, Athens. Sound engineer and mixing: Giorgos Kariotis Mastering by Petros Siakavellas (Digital Press Hellas)
Album Photography: Yannis Fountoulakis
Album design: QuietRoom.gr
Produced by The Wonderfall Quartet
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