Jungle Of Illusions
Kassetas-Spanos Group

Conquistador CD

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Tracks/Mp3 Samples

Future Waves I

Moment Dialogue

Dark Raven on a Night Flight

Future Waves II

Walk Spirit Talk Spirit

Sedative Jungle

Future Waves III

Avant Garden




Sedative Jungle

Kassetas-Spanos Group, featuring Yiannis Kassetas, tenor & alto saxophones, piano; George Spanos, drums & percussion; Manos Loutas, electric bass; Sami Amiris, piano. Recorded live at World Jazz Festival in Athens, Greece, September 28, 2012.

Yiannis Kassetas-George Spanos

Liner Notes


Yiannis Kassetas: tenor & alto saxophones, piano, composer/arranger
George Spanos: drums & percussion, composer/arranger


Manos Loutas: double bass (tracks 1,4,7,10)
Dimitris Karagiannis: tenor sax (tracks 1,4,7,10)
Marios Valinakis: alto sax (tracks 1,4,7,10)
Apostolis Leventopoulos: guitar (track 3)
;8Perikis Trivolis: double bass (track 3)
Emmanouel Saridakis: piano, synth (track 6)
Alexandros Tsamis: tabla (track 6)
Apostolos Sideris: double bass (track 8)

Released by puzzlemusik, 2011, Athens, Greece

Press Quotes

[Kassetas-Spanos Group] latest is a perfect example of "free modern jazz." Listening to this album, one is always struck by the two musician's perfect ensemble and impeccable sense of structure. They manage to combine the great tradition of the modern jazz genre with an originality that points to the very future of jazz.
Athinorama Magazine
The album plays like a narrative which is utterly riveting to the listener.
This is music born of an inner freedom, both powerful and wild.
—VRADYNI Sunday newspaper
Kassetas-Spanos, Jungle of Illusions: chosen Best Jazz Album of 2011. A fascinating improvisational adventure.
—Avgi newspaper, MusicPaper.gr
Kassetas and Spanos are artists who employ their mastery and versatility in such a way as to create a brilliantly paced, intuitive, beautifully phrased musical language.
—Athens Voice Newspaper

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Yiannis Kassetas, saxophonist, pianist and composer and George Spanos, drummer and composer, were one of the most in demand duets in the Greek jazz scene before George’s recent move to New York City to perform with John Zorn and others.

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