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:
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."
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