A new CD by the George Cotsirilos Quartet is now scheduled for release in May. The last quartet CD, “Mostly In Blue," was released by Origin Arts Records in January of 2018, featuring Keith Saunders on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and Ron Marabuto on drums. It spent many weeks in the top 50 on the Jazz Weekly national radio charts, reaching number 15, and in the December issue of "Downbeat", "Mostly In Blue" was named one of the best CDs of 2018.
Check out the title track here:
Four Stars, Downbeat
Performing originals with bluesy connotations and occasional Brazilian inflections along side the standard “I Wish I Knew” and Charlie Parker’s “Crazeology,” the band achieves a like-live, late night ambiance. Cotsirilos favors a warm, pearly tone and long, flowing phrases, which dip into his lowest reaches. Saunders adds lightly percussive chordal accompaniment and takes graceful solos that expand the melodic material......he may feint toward funk, but like Cotsirilos, stays on the sophisticated side of that territory.......personal and a pleasure.
—Howard Mandel, 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. He’s the whole works on the 45 second intro to the standard “I Wish I Knew,” followed by the tune’s memorable melody and fine soloing."
Vintage Guitar Magazine