Byzantine music in contemporary Jazz

5 03 2008

Pianist Jason Lindner has a bassist from Greece, Panagiotis Andreou, who does a Byzantine chant-scat in their song “Pretty Three”. The ending of the song includes a clear Byzantine katalyxis, vocalized on his bass guitar. It is interesting. Take a listen if you’re so inclined.

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