Alcance Nikos Tsiachris feat. Bandolero
- 1Alcance (Bulería)05:27
- 2Lobna (Soleá)07:02
- 3Veta (Alegría) Dedicado a Sevastí05:06
- 4Sísifo (Farruca)05:39
- 5Baracoa (Rumba)04:21
- 6Crisálida (Granaína)05:00
- 7Insomnio (Bulería)06:47
- 8Recuerdos de Infancia (Garrotín)05:43
- 9Veleta (Canción)05:10
Info for Alcance
It's been a long time since the Flamenco guitarist Nikos Tsiachris had the idea to record a solo album. But just now the time was ripe for it. The new album “Alcance” by Nikos Tsiachris stands for a matured Flamenco artist whose outstanding playing style is presented in beautiful original compositions. Especially the 4 solo guitar pieces prove that the Berlin based artist with Greek roots can definitely keep up with the Spanish masters.
At the same time “Alcance” was a self-analysis: So Nikos Tsiachris states “I am a modern Flamenco artist. Anyone who expects a 70s and 80s Flamenco sound will be disappointed.” In fact the album sends out a modernity and exquisite freshness. Right in the first track the listener encounters a Rock guitar, which leads to the song ending and echoes in the distance. In the track “Lobna” a trumpet solo in a Taqsim style surprises the listener. It contributes to a the song's captivating oriental touch.
Nikos Tsiachris was supported by the excellent percussion player Bandolero, who has already toured internationally with the “Jorge Pardo´s Trio” and the “Joaquín Cortés Ballet Flamenco”. On “Alcance” Bandolero plays cajón, palmas and jaleo and grands the album with a unique rhythmical note. Amazingly both musicians got to know each other just 2 days before the recording. But they musically understood each other right away and recorded these wonderful and diversified album. Furthermore Nikos Tsiachris invited following great guest musicians: the double bass player Yelsy Heredia who has played with Diego el Cigala, Bebo and Chucho Valdés; the Flamenco singer Juan Cárdenas who wrote a lovely poem for the tune "Veleta".
The first solo album by Nikos Tsiachris is a colorful album full of authenticity, passion and love!
Nikos Tsiachris, classical guitar
was borned in Lamia (Greece). He started playing guitar at the age of 8, learning from his father. In 1992 began studying in the Municipal Music School of Lamia, classical guitar with Fotis Koutsothodoros and Dimitris Kodoyannis and cello from Gazarian Julia.
In 1997 he moved to Thessaloniki and began studying Musicology at the Aristoteles University. He formed his first group and wrote songs for it. In 2000 he completed his studies of classical guitar with Costas Cotsiolis (New Conservatory of Thessaloniki).
In 2004 Tsiachris received an Erasmus grant for an academical year at the University of Granada. He took there flamenco guitar classes with Rafael Santiago Habichuela and Emilio Maya.
Since 2005 he lives in Berlin and collaborates with musicians of various styles such as flamenco, fado, jazz, rembetika and klezmer. In 2006 he completed his bachelor's degree program in Musicology, writing a thesis about „Traditional flamenco songs, registration and commentaries of 23 songs“.
Since 2007 he gives concerts in clubs and festivals. In his promocional-CD Metamorphose (2011) he recorded some original guitar pieces. Since 2012 Tsiachris teaches guitar at the Global Music Academy in Berlin.
In 2012 he formed the flamenco-jazz quartet „Rasgueo“, with which he released in 2015 the debut album „Waterfall“ (Galileo-MC). He is currently producing his second studio project, based on own compositions in modern flamenco style, working together with international well-known flamenco musicians.
This album contains no booklet.