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“[S]uperb… Refuge features George Cotsirilos in his prime in terms of his writing, technique and playing in a variety of hybrid styles…while all of his songs are ferociously smart and feature his singular sound, they are warm, thoughtful and inviting expressions. As the music demonstrates, this is a dream quartet that listens to each other.”

-Marc Myers, Jazzwax

REFUGE, the latest CD of original compositions by the George Cotsirilos Quartet, was released in
May of 2022 to excellent reviews and has been named a Downbeat Editors’ Pick. Check out the
title track here, and more on the music page. Like its predecessor, Mostly In Blue, which
Downbeat named as one of the best CD’s of 2018, Refuge appears on the Downbeat list of the best albums of 2022, and it features Keith Saunders on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and Ron Marabuto on drums.

Check out the title track here:

Refuge - George Cotsirilos Quartet
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Refuge Title Track

Editor's Pick, Downbeat

The compositions on Refuge are deceiving in their complexity, employing unexpected intervals within their undeniably catchy melodic lines and surging with rhythmic tension and release. As with just about everything he touches, Cotsirilos ties it all together with ingenious voice-leading solutions at every turn in this brave-and-brainy collective quest for refuge, written and recorded during the personal isolation and worldwide turmoil of the pandemic era.

                             — Ed Enright, Downbeat                                                 

​"One of today’s finest jazz guitarists and composers, Cotsirilos has an unerring sense of swing and melody. His solos, while displaying accuracy and technique, are filled with soul." 

-John Heidt
Vintage Guitar Magazine

George Cotsirilos Quartet Refuge

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